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I am English, I am being taken to court in France debt owing

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I am English, I am being taken to court in France for a debt owing to the bank for a house we built there. The house was sold but not all of the monies owing to the bank were paid back.
When the house was sold I returned to England where I am resident and live and work here, I have been waiting for three stressful years for this case to come to the court. I would like to know if the French bank should have taken this to an English court rather than prosecute in a French court as my main centre of interest is in England and not in France. And whether I have a chance for the case to be withdrawn ' because the procedure was not followed on this basis?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

I assume the 'debt' was accrued in France?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Then sadly it should be prosecuted in France. I am sorry to say that is where the contract is and as such that is where they are entitled to bring a claim.

Indeed if you look at any contract you signed there I am sure it also says it will be governed by French jurisdiction.

I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and is certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?


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