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Foreign Judgments Regulations 1992

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SR 1992 No. 321 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Foreign Judgments Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2015
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 23 Dec 2015
Start Date 01 Dec 2015
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Foreign Judgments Regulations 1992

Statutory Rules No. 321, 1992

made under the

Foreign Judgments Act 1991

Compilation No. 9

Compilation date:                              1 December 2015

Includes amendments up to:            SLI No. 207, 2015

Registered:                                         23 December 2015

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Foreign Judgments Regulations 1992 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 December 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 9 December 2015.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on ComLaw (www.comlaw.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on ComLaw for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Modifications

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Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name of regulations............................................................................ 1

2............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

3............ Extension of Part 2 of the Act............................................................. 1

4............ Specified superior courts..................................................................... 1

5............ Specified inferior courts...................................................................... 1

Schedule—Superior Courts                                                                                 2

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              5

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                  6

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                               7

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                             8


 

 

1  Name of regulations

                   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

             (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.

             (6)  Part 2 of the Act extends in relation to each District Court of the Republic of Poland.


ScheduleSuperior Courts

  

 

Item

Country

Courts

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

Korea, Republic of

Supreme Court
Appellate Courts
District Courts
Family Court
Patent Court
Administrative Court

16B

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

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Senior Courts of England and Wales
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.


Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnotes about misdescribed amendments and other matters are included in a compilation only as necessary.

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

A = Act

o = order(s)

ad = added or inserted

Ord = Ordinance

am = amended

orig = original

amdt = amendment

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

c = clause(s)

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

pres = present

Ch = Chapter(s)

prev = previous

def = definition(s)

(prev…) = previously

Dict = Dictionary

Pt = Part(s)

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Div = Division(s)

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

reloc = relocated

    effect

renum = renumbered

F = Federal Register of Legislative Instruments

rep = repealed

gaz = gazette

rs = repealed and substituted

LI = Legislative Instrument

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

    effect

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

SR = Statutory Rules

    cannot be given effect

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

mod = modified/modification

SubPt = Subpart(s)

No. = Number(s)

underlining = whole or part not

 

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Number and year

FRLI registration or gazettal

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

321, 1992

16 Oct 1992

16 Oct 1992

 

143, 1993

25 June 1993

25 June 1993

283, 1994

23 Aug 1994

1 Sept 1994

35, 1995

14 Mar 1995

14 Mar 1995

145, 1996

5 July 1996

5 July 1996

205, 1997

13 Aug 1997

13 Aug 1997

16, 1998

25 Feb 1998

25 Feb 1998

84, 1999

4 June 1999

4 June 1999 (s 2)

334, 1999

22 Dec 1999

22 Dec 1999 (s 2)

207, 2015

30 Nov 2015

1 Dec 2015 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

r. 1............................................

rs. 1999 No. 84

r. 2............................................

rs. 1993 No. 143

r. 5............................................

am No 283, 1994; No 35, 1995; No 145, 1996; No 16, 1998; No 84, 1999; No 207, 2015

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

am No 143, 1993; No 35, 1995; No 145, 1996; No 205, 1997; No 16, 1998; No 84, 1999; No 334, 1999; No 207, 2015