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I have an English county court judgement based on a verdict

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I have an English county court judgement based on a verdict of dutch court (divorce) which isn't valid anymore since 2006, The CCJ is done on default in 2010. Can I sue in UK for unnessecesary legal cost etc. The English court has blindly taken over a verdict sent and made by an dutch incasso agency, without knowing the dutch law.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  ExperiencedLawyer replied 3 years ago.

My name is Mac and I will be able to help you.

What is the exact date of the county court judgment?

What action, if any, have you taken in the UK courts since then?


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

CCJ dated april 2010. I have apart from seeking advice english lawyer no action taken in uk courts. I do think that going to court in the netherlands where the court verdict has been taken in march 2005 is more beneficial.

I'am same as my dutch lawyer very surprised that uk has taken over the verdict blindly without checking if it's justified or even lawful.


Expert:  ExperiencedLawyer replied 3 years ago.
If the UK order was made on an incorrect premise, then it should have been appealed. It could possibly be appealed still, but you would first need to apply for permission to appeal out of time.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The case is about not paying maintenance to ex wife. The ex wife applied for benefits, The council in Holland try to reclaim the benefits. They use an incasso agency. They are the one using an non usable court verdict from 2005, That verdict has stopped (in arrest ) in 2006.

1 the council has no court judgement to claim money

2 there is no verdict to use against me.

However UK has not looked into the case and made a CCJ for payment to not legal creditor in the netherlands.

My point is

1 the uk CCJ has no case against me so I will ignore it, and win my case in the netherlands so automatic case in uk will be dropped.

However I will try clain money from County court for possible harassment and seek legal advise in uk.

Expert:  ExperiencedLawyer replied 3 years ago.
A CCJ is a judgment. If it has been made incorrectly, it would have been possible to appeal it. However, I do not know Dutch law, so your current option may be the better strategy. I wish you the best of luck.

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