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Judgments in civil and commercial matters - Brussels I Regulation


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Annex I - The rules of jurisdiction referred to in Article 3(2) and Article 4(2)

- in the United Kingdom: rules which enable jurisdiction to be founded on:

(a) the document instituting the proceedings having been served on the defendant during his temporary presence in the United Kingdom; or

(b) the presence within the United Kingdom of property belonging to the defendant; or

(c) the seizure by the plaintiff of property situated in the United Kingdom.

Annex II - The courts or competent authorities to which the application referred to in Article 39 may be submitted

- in Scotland, the Court of Session, or in the case of a maintenance judgment, the Sheriff Court on transmission by the Secretary of State;

Annex III - The courts with which appeals referred to in Article 43(2) may be lodged

- in Scotland, the Court of Session, or in the case of a maintenance judgment, the Sheriff Court;

Annex IV- The appeals which may be lodged pursuant to Article 44

- a single further appeal on a point of law.

Last update: 17/02/2020

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