Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act 1934
Under the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act 1934
a party may register judgments of foreign Courts in New Zealand.
Many people think that if the other country is not on the list of countires "gazetted" under the Act, then they are immune to any judgment from that foreign Court. That is not the case.
This Act of Parliament just sets out a simpler procedure for registering a judgment of a foreign Court in New Zealand.
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Right, now what is the law and the procedure?
To qualify for registration, the country and Court must be nominated by a statutory process.
The countries and Courts are listed link from country to Court.
As a general rule, except for Australia, the Act only applies to judgments obtained in superior courts.
For the purpose of enforcement, a registered foreign judgment has the same force and effect as if the judgment had been given in the New Zealand High Court on the date of registration.
If a judgment
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