EU Law

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th September 2019.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether existing enforcement orders against companies registered in EU countries will be enforceable; how UK citizens will be able to enforce judgements against EU registered entities that relied on EEOs; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the rights of audience in the EU by solicitors registered in England and Wales in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Should the United Kingdom leave the European Union without a deal, the European Enforcement Order (EEO) Regulation will no longer apply: they will be subject to the domestic rules of the country in which they are to be enforced. There are, however, transitional provisions for certain cases ongoing at Brexit that ensure EEOs from EU member states can be enforced in the UK (see SI 2018/1311). Whether EEOs originating in the UK before Brexit will be enforced in an EU member state will be subject to the rules of that member state.

With respect to rights of audience of solicitors registered in England and Wales, these will be subject to the domestic regulations of each EU member state and the individual rules of EU courts and institutions.

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