Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

Foreign Judgments Regulations 1992

  • - C2004H01562
  • In force - Superseded Version
  • View Series
SR 1992 No. 321 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SR 1999 No. 84
Registered 26 Mar 2010
Start Date 04 Jun 1999
End Date 21 Dec 1999
Table of contents.

Foreign Judgments Regulations 1992

Statutory Rules 1992 No. 321 as amended

made under the

Foreign Judgments Act 1991

Consolidated as in force on 5 July 1999

(includes amendments up to SR 1999 No. 84)

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Foreign Judgments Regulations 1992

Statutory Rules 1992 No. 321 as amended

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

Page

                        1  Name of regulations [see Note 1]                                         3

                        2  Interpretation                                                                      3

                        3  Extension of Part 2 of the Act                                              3

                        4  Specified superior courts                                                     3

                        5  Specified inferior courts                                                       3

Schedule          Superior Courts                                                          5

Notes                                                                                                         9

 


Do not delete : Chapter placeholder

Do not delete : Part placeholder

Do not delete : Division placeholder

1              Name of regulations [see Note 1]

                These regulations are the Foreign Judgments Regulations 1992.

2              Interpretation

                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.

3              Extension of Part 2 of the Act

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

4              Specified superior courts

                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.

5              Specified inferior courts

         (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.


Schedule           Superior Courts

(regulations 3 and 4)

Do not delete : Schedule Part placeholder

 

Item

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

19A

Poland, Republic of

Supreme Court
Commercial Courts
Courts of Appeal
Provincial Courts

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

Supreme Court
High Courts
District 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.


Notes to the Foreign Judgments Regulations 1992

Note 1

The Foreign Judgments Regulations 1992 (in force under the Foreign Judgments Act 1991) as shown in this consolidation comprise Statutory Rules 1992 No. 321 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

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

1998 No. 16

25 Feb 1998

25 Feb 1998

1999 No. 84

4 June 1999

4 June 1999

Table of Amendments

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

 

Provision affected

How affected

R. 1..........................................

rs. 1999 No. 84

R. 2..........................................

rs. 1993 No. 143

R. 5..........................................

am. 1994 No. 283; 1995 No. 35; 1996 No. 145;
1998 No. 16; 1999 No. 84

Schedule................................

am. 1993 No. 143; 1995 No. 35; 1996 No. 145; 1997 No. 205; 1998 No. 16; 1999 No. 84