Reciprocal Enforcement of British Judgments Act
- Commenced on 18 February 1922
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 2014.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Reciprocal Enforcement of British Judgments Act.
2. DefinitionsIn this Act unless otherwise specified"the court" shall mean the Supreme Court;The expression "judgment" means any judgment or order given or made by a court in any civil proceedings, whether before or after the passing of this Act, whereby any sum of money is made payable, and includes an award in proceedings on an arbitration if the award has, in pursuance of the law in force in the place where it was made, become enforceable in the same manner as a judgment given by a court in that place;the expression "original court" in relation to any judgment means the court by which the judgment was given;the expression "judgment creditor" means the person by whom the judgment was obtained, and includes the successors and assigns of that person;the expression "judgment debtor" means the person against whom the judgment was given, and includes any person against whom the judgment is enforceable in the place where it was given.
3. Registration of judgment obtained in the United Kingdom
4. Certified copy of judgment to be grantedWhere a judgment has been obtained in Seychelles against any person, the court shall, on an application made by the judgment creditor and on proof that the judgment debtor is resident in the United Kingdom, issue to the judgment creditor a certified copy of the judgment.
5. Extension of Act
History of this document
01 December 2014 this version
18 February 1922