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We had a default judgement in Sweden (we were not in the

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We had a default judgement in Sweden (we were not in the country and never informed that it went to court. We guaranteed as directors for a purchase) for a printer that we handed back without ever using it. The company forgot to annul the claim (this was back in 2009), sold the claim on and took it to court for the default judgement. We have tried to tell them, but they are being extremely difficult, saying that since we never went against it, we accepted it. We have paperwork from Spain (where we lived at the time) saying that they had not delivered any papers and we have paperwork from Sweden confirming that they knew where we lived). The court said we could reopen the case, and would probably win it, but since we do not live in Sweden (moved to Scotland in 2013 for work and live here permanently with no intentions of going back) we could either ask to take it to the court here, or check what our position is here or reopen it in Sweden which would be difficult and expensive since we do not live there. What is our legal position in Scotland for an old default judgement?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 5 months ago.

I am a solicitor in Scotland. Unless the alleged creditor registers the Swedish judgement for enforcement in Scotland there is no connection with Scotland at all. Even if they do any appeal of review would have to be made in Sweden if that is possible. Scotland has nothing to do with this case.