Foreign Judgments

Foreign Judgments

If you have a Judgment from a Country outside of the Jurisdiction of England and Wales but where the Debtor resides in England and Wales then we can assist you.

If you have a European Enforcement Order (EEO) then we can assist you by arranging for that to be registered at the High Court so that it has the same effect as an English Judgment. Once it has been registered at the High Court we can then apply for a Writ of Control against the Debtor straight away. Please note that in order to enforce using an EEO the claim must have been uncontested in the first instance.

If you have a foreign judgment from outside of the European Union but where England and Wales share a reciprocal treaty with that Country then we will be able to make an application to the High Court on your behalf to register the judgment here. This is called a Registration Order

When the Court make a Registration Order that order will need to be served and allows the Defendant a period of one month and 15 days to apply to the Court to set it aside. If the Debtor fails to make an application then we can apply to issue a Writ of Control against the Debtor.

The time frame for applying for a registration order Is usually about 3-4 weeks but this can vary. Please remember that the registration order will need to be served (which we can arrange for you) and then the The debtor has 1 month and 15 days to appeal. Once a registration order has been made we can manage and monitor this process for you.

If you have a foreign judgment that you are looking to enforce then please contact us by telephone in the first instance on 0207 118 3100 and we will talk you through the process and answer any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What do you require to register an EEO in the High Court?
You will need to send us a certified copy of the original Judgment together with a translation, the European Enforcement Order together with a certified translation and a sterling equivalent certificate of the Judgment sum
How much does it cost to register an EEO?
There is no Court fee to register a European Enforcement Order but there will be a court fee of £66.00 to issue a Writ of Control, although this fee is added to the Writ and is recoverable. A compliance fee is also payable of £90.00 in the event of non-recovery from the Debtor.
How long does it usually take?
It can take 7-10 days to apply to the High Court to register the EEO and to obtain a Writ of Control.
Don’t you have to be a solicitor to apply to issue in the High Court?
You can do it yourself or we can instruct our own subsidiary company Burlington Credit Limited who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, to act on your behalf.
What do you need for a Registration Order?
To apply for a Registration Order we will require a certified copy of the original Judgment together with a certified translation; sealed annex 1 certificate together with a certified translation and a sterling equivalent certificate of the Judgment sum
How much will it cost to obtain a Registration Order?
Where we are applying to register obtain a Registration Order to issue a Writ of Control then there are Court disbursements of £166.00 which are payable once we have had the Writ of Control issued. There is also a fee for process serving but we do not charge for issuing.
How do I instruct Burlington?
To instruct us, complete our Online Instruction Form or call 020 7118 3100