Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 20 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 2226 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Jack J

Representation Cherie Booth QC, Bitu Bhalla, Ramiz Gursoy and Angela Ward (instructed Vahib & Co) for the appellants.
  Thomas Beazley QC and Colin West (instructed by Holman Fenwick & Willan) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 6 September 2006


Conflict of laws - Foreign judgment - Recognition and enforcement - European Union - Judgment relating to land in area controlled by Turkish Republic of North Cyprus - Whether judgment enforceable in English court - Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 - Treaty of Accession, Protocol 10.

The Case

A judgment from a court of the Republic of Cyprus relating to the area controlled by the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) was not enforceable in the English court pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) 44-2001, since the effect of Protocol10 to the Treaty of Accession of Cyprus to the European Union was that the acquis, and therefore Regulation 44-2001, were of no effect in relation to matters which related to the area controlled by the TRNC.

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