Manchester Commercial Update: Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments post-Brexit – Where Are We Now?

Time: 16:15-19:30
Venue: Everyman Cinema, ABC Building, 23 Quay St, Manchester M3 4AS


We are very pleased to be coming back to Manchester to hold an in person commercial update event, this time looking at Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments post-Brexit – Where Are We Now?

Our panel consists of Thomas Macey-Dare KC, Lydia Myers & Sam Mitchell who will be will be discussing.

  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in England, and of English judgments abroad. A discussion of the new, “game changing”, Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters 2019, which the UK signed up to in January 2024 and which we are expected to ratify next year.
  • The existing Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005, to which the UK has been a party for some time but which is much more limited in scope than the new 2019 convention.
  • Bilateral recognition and enforcement treaties within the scope of the Administration of Justice Act 1920, the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933, etc, including “zombie” treaties which were superseded by the Brussels / Lugano regime while the UK was a member of the EU - have they come back to life post-Brexit?. 
  • Recognition and enforcement between different nations of the UK under the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982.
  • European legacy cases covered by the transitional provisions of the EU withdrawal agreement.
  • Enforcement under national law, focusing on enforcement of foreign judgments in England at common law

We do hope you will be able to join us. It will take place at the Everyman Cinema, with registration from 4.15pm, and the seminar from 4:45-5:45pm. We invite you to join us for drinks and nibbles afterwards, and meet with a number of our barristers and clerks.