Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act

Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Rules 1924

[GN 178 of 1924 – 12 July 1924] [Section 3(4)]

1. Short title

These rules may be cited as the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Rules 1924.

2. Application

(1) Any application under section 3(1) of the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act for leave to have a judgment obtained in a Superior Court in the United Kingdom or in any territory outside the United Kingdom to which this Act applies, registered in the Supreme Court, shall be made ex parte or by summons to a Judge.

(2) Where an application under these regulations is made ex parte, the Judge may direct a summons to be issued.

3. Affidavit

(1) An application under regulation 1 shall be supported by an affidavit of the facts exhibiting the judgment or a verified or certified or otherwise duly authenticated copy thereof and stating that to the best of the information and belief of the deponent the judgment creditor is entitled to enforce the judgment and the judgment does not fall within any of the cases in which under section 3(2) of the Act a judgment cannot properly be ordered to be registered.

(2) The affidavit must also, so far as the deponent can, give the full name, title, trade or business and usual or last known place of abode or business of the judgment creditor and judgment debtor respectively.

4. Title of affidavit and summons

The affidavit and the summons (if any) shall be entitled –

"In the matter of the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act and in the matter of a judgment of the ................................................................................................................................................ (describing the Court) obtained in ................................................ (describing the cause or matter) and dated the ................................................... day of ................. 20..."

5. Service of summons

(1) The summons (if any) for leave to register shall (unless otherwise ordered by a Judge) be served in the same manner as an ordinary summons is required to be served.

(2) The judgment debtor shall not be required to enter any appearance thereto.

6. Order

(1) Any order giving leave to regis

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