JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS (RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Procedure where it is desired to enforce in Jamaica a judgment obtained in a Superior Court in the United Kingdom

   4   What Court shall do where a judgment has been obtained in the Supreme Court

   5   Practice and Procedure

   6   When Governor-General may declare that this Act shall extend to judgments obtained in any part of the Commonwealth outside the United Kingdom

 

THE JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS (RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 11th June, 1923">]

Cap 183.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Judgments and Awards (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

   "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;

   "judgment creditor" means the person by whom the judgment was obtained, and includes the successors and assigns of that person;

   "judgment debtor" means the person against whom the judgment was given, and includes any person against whom the judgment is enforceable in the United Kingdom,

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   "original Court" in relation to any judgment means the Court by which the judgment was given;

   "registering Court" in relation to any judgment means the Court by which the judgment was registered.

   (2) Powers which may be exercised by Judge.

    Subject to rules of Court, any of the powers conferred by this Act on the Court may be exercised by a Judge of the Court.

3   Procedure where it is desired to enforce in Jamaica a judgment obtained in a Superior Court in the United Kingdom

   (1) Where a judgment has been obtained in a Superior Court in the United Kingdom the judgment creditor may apply to the Supreme Court (hereinafter referred to as the Court) at any time within twelve months after the date of the judgment, or such longer period as may be allowed by the Court to have the judgment registered in the Court, and on any such application the Court may, if in all the circumstances of the case they think it is just and convenient that the judgment should be enforced in Jamaica, and subject to the provisions of this section, order the judgment to be registered accordingly.

   (2) No judgment shall be ordered to be registered under this section if-

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