Queen's Bench foreign process section: court work under international obligations

Service of documents is governed by:
  • Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters
  • The Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters
  • Non convention and bi-lateral treaties
Taking of Evidence is governed by:
  • Council Regulation (EC) N. 1206/2001 of 28 May 2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters
  • The Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters
  • Non convention and bi-lateral treaties
Further information

Customers are advised to contact the Foreign Process Section to enquire on the service/taking of evidence methods permitted in each country.

Useful websites:
European Judicial Atlas:
http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/judicialatlascivil/html/index_en.htm

The Hague:
http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=authorities.listing

FCO:
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/

European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters

Foreign & Commonwealth Office legalisation of documents

Contact Details
Foreign Process Section
Room E16
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL

DX 44450 Strand

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7947 7786/6488/6691/1741/6682
Fax: +44 (0)870 324 0025
Email: foreignprocess.rcj@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

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