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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Bermuda

By: Paul A. Harshaw

Submitted by Firm:
Canterbury Law Ltd.
Firm Contacts:
Juliana Snelling
Article Type:
Legal Update
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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Bermuda at common law

In general, there are two ways in Bermuda to enforce a final money judgment obtained in an overseas Court (a "foreign judgment") against a person in Bermuda. The method employed will depend upon the jurisdiction in which the foreign judgment was obtained and possibly the Court within that jurisdiction. This article addresses only enforcement of judgments obtained in countries which are got included in Bermuda's Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1958, in other words, judgments which are enforceable at common law.

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