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Foreign Judgments Regulations

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SR 1992 No. 321 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SR 1997 No. 205
Registered 26 Mar 2010
Start Date 13 Aug 1997
End Date 24 Feb 1998

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS REGULATIONS

 

Consolidated to 13 August 1997

 

NOTES

 

The Foreign Judgments Regulations in force under the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 comprise Statutory Rules 1992 No. 321 amended as follows:

 

Table of Statutory Rules

 

Year and

Number

Date of notification in Gazette

Date of Commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

1992 No. 321

16 Oct 1992

16 Oct 1992

 

1993 No. 143

25 June 1993

25 June 1993

1994 No. 283

23 Aug 1994

1 Sept 1994

1995 No. 35

14 Mar 1995

14 Mar 1995

1996 No. 145

5 July 1996

5 July 1996

1997 No. 205

13 Aug 1997

13 Aug 1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table of Amendments

ad.= added or inserted am.= amended rep.= repealed rs.= repealed and substituted

 

Provision amended

How affected

 

 

 

 

R. 2

rs. 1993 No. 143

R. 5

am. 1994 No. 283; 1995 No. 35; 1996 No. 145

Schedule

am. 1993 No. 143; 1995 No. 35; 1996 No. 145; 1997 No. 205

 

 

 

 

 


Statutory Rules 1992   No. 321

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Foreign Judgments Regulations

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council and being satisfied, in respect of New Zealand, of the matters specified in subsections 5 (1) and (3) of the Foreign Judgments Act 1991, make the following Regulations under the Act.

Dated 9 October 1992.

 

                                                                                    BILL HAYDEN

                                                                                  Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

MICHAEL DUFFY

Attorney-General

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Citation

               1.   These Regulations may be cited as the Foreign Judgments  Regulations.

Interpretation

               2.   In these Regulations:

“Act” means the Foreign Judgments Act 1991;

“Privy Council” means the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, and is taken to include the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Extension of Part 2 of the Act

               3.   Part 2 of the Act extends to each country specified in column 2 of the Schedule.

Specified superior courts

               4.   For the purposes of the Act, the courts specified in column 3 of an item in the Schedule are taken to be superior courts of the country specified in column 2 of that item.

Specified inferior courts

               5.   (1)    Part 2 of the Act extends in relation to each District Court of New Zealand.

             (2)   Part 2 of the Act extends in relation to the following inferior courts of the United Kingdom:

             (a)   County Courts (England and Wales);

             (b)   County Courts (Northern Ireland);

             (c)   Sheriff Courts (Scotland).

             (3)   Part 2 of the Act extends in relation to the following inferior courts of Canada:

             (a)   the Provincial Court of Alberta;

             (b)   the Provincial Court of British Columbia;

             (c)   the Provincial Court of Manitoba.

             (4)   Part 2 of the Act extends in relation to the following inferior courts of Switzerland:

             (a)   Bezirksgerichte;

             (b)   Erstinstanzliche Gerichte;

             (c)   Arbeitsgerichte;

             (d)   Mietgerichte.

             (5)   Part 2 of the Act extends in relation to each District Court of Taiwan, China.

 

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                                                 SCHEDULE                   Regulations 3 and 4

 

SUPERIOR COURTS

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item No.

Country

Courts

1

New Zealand

Court of Appeal

High Court

1A

Province of Alberta, Canada

Supreme Court of Canada

Court of Appeal of Alberta

Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

2

Bahamas, The Commonwealth of the

Court of Appeal

Supreme Court

3

Province of British Columbia, Canada

Supreme Court of Canada

Court of Appeal of British Columbia

Supreme Court of British Columbia

4

British Virgin Islands

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

5

Cayman Islands

Grand Court

6

Dominica, Commonwealth of

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Court of Appeal

High Court of Justice

7

Falkland Islands

Court of Appeal

Supreme Court

8

Fiji, Republic of

Supreme Court

Court of Appeal

High Court

9

France (French Republic)

Cour de Cassation

Cours d’Appel

Tribunaux de grand instance

Tribunaux de commerce

Cours d’assise

Tribunaux correctionnels

10

Germany, Federal Republic of

Bundesgerichtshof

Oberlandesgerichte

Bayerische Oberste Landesgericht

Landgerichte

11

Gibraltar

Court of Appeal

Supreme Court

12

Grenada

Supreme Court (consisting of the: Court of Appeal; High Court)

13

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, The

Court of Final Appeal

High Court

    (consisting of the: Court of Appeal; Court of First Instance)

14

Israel, State of

Supreme Court

District Courts

Moslem Religious Courts

Druze Religious Courts

15

Italy (Italian Republic)

Corte Suprema di Cassazione

Corte di Assise

Corte d’Appello

Tribunale

16

Japan

Supreme Court

High Courts

District Courts

Family Courts

 

 

 

16A

Malawi

High Court

Supreme Court

17

Province of Manitoba, Canada

Court of the Queen’s Bench of Manitoba

18

Montserrat

Privy Council

Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal

High Court of Montserrat

19

Papua New Guinea

Supreme Court of Justice

National Court of Justice

20

St Helena

Supreme Court

21

St Kitts and Nevis, Federation of

Privy Council

Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal

High Court (Saint Christopher Circuit)

High Court (Nevis Circuit)

22

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (consisting of the: Court of Appeal, High Court)

23

Seychelles, Republic of

Court of Appeal
Supreme Court

24

Singapore, Republic of

Privy Council: in respect of orders made on appeals from the Singapore Supreme Court and filed with the Court of Appeal of Singapore

Supreme Court of Singapore (consisting of the: Court of Appeal; High Court)

25

Solomon Islands

Court of Appeal

High Court

25A

Sri Lanka

Supreme Court

Court of Appeal

High Court

District Court

25AA

Switzerland

Bundesgericht

Kantonale Obere Gerichte

Handelsgerichte

25AB

Taiwan, China

Supreme Court

High Courts

25B

Tonga

Court of Appeal

Supreme Court

26

Tuvalu

Court of Appeal

High Court

27

United Kingdom, The

House of Lords

Supreme Court of England and Wales

Supreme Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland

Court of Session

28

Western Samoa

Court of Appeal

Supreme Court of Western Samoa

 

[NOTE:   The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court is constituted by Statutory Instrument 1967 No. 223, as amended by Statutory Instrument 1983 No. 1108, of the United Kingdom. The Court is differently described in the usage of the countries mentioned in the Schedule in relation to which it is listed as a superior court. The description used by each of those countries is set out in column 3 of the relevant item in the Schedule.]

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