If solicitors have contacted you about this and they are Coyle White Devine, they are very experienced in these matters.
What they can’t do is sue you in the UK court in respect of a UAE debt. They can however sue you in the UAE court and then enforce the UAE judgement in the UK courts in all the usual ways including making you personally bankrupt.
Prior to October last year, the amount of debt had to be over £700 before anyone could be made bankrupt but since that date, the amount has now gone up to £5000
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If you look partway down the thread from Alex, it says this
"But it can be enforced here if they get a CCJ in UAE and then apply to enforce here. We have discussed this several times and my answer remains the same.
which is what I said.
I am sorry, but I’m not certain what effect you are getting at.
The UAE has no bankruptcy law hence, debtors go to prison. However from October last year, that law was relaxed.
Provided they have a judgement in UAE, it can be enforced in the UK.
Judgements can be enforced in the UK with a charging order against property, a third party debt order to take money straight out of the bank provided there is enough money to satisfy the full debt when the order is presented, an attachment of earnings order to take money every week/month from a person’s wages, and of course bankruptcy.
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Although the situation in the country may actually be different, the official version is that it has been relaxed.
are you saying that all these reports are incorrect?
There is a memo of understanding since 2013. The effect is the same