Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd February 2017.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ratify the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements on behalf of the UK in its own right.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The Government recognises the importance of the mutual recognition of choices of law and courts, and the enforcement of judgments across borders, for maintaining confidence in international trade and business. We will work to ensure the best outcome for the UK, including its consumers and businesses.

It is in the interests of all countries who want to do business here that we maintain a system of civil judicial cooperation when we leave the EU.

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