Jurisdiction of Courts and Enforcement of Judgments (European Communities) Act, 1988

Provisions in enforcement orders for payment of interest on judgments and payment of costs.

8.—(1) Where, on an application for an enforcement order, it is shown—

(a) that the relevant judgment provides for the payment of a sum of money, and

(b) that, in accordance with the law of the Contracting State in which the judgment was given, interest on that sum is recoverable under the judgment at a particular rate or rates and from a particular date or time,

the order, if made, shall provide that the person by whom the sum aforesaid is payable shall also be liable to pay the interest aforesaid, apart from any interest on costs recoverable by virtue of subsection (2) of this section, in accordance with the particulars noted in the order, and the amount of the interest shall be recoverable by the applicant concerned as if it was part of the sum aforesaid.

(2) An enforcement order may, at the discretion of the court concerned or the Master of the High Court, as may be appropriate, provide for the payment to the applicant concerned by the respondent concerned of the reasonable costs of or incidental to the application for the order.

(3) A person by whom costs recoverable by virtue of subsection (2) of this section are payable shall be liable to pay interest on the costs as if they were the subject of an order for the payment of costs made by the High Court on the date of the making of the relevant enforcement order.

(4) Interest shall be payable on a sum referred to in subsection (1) of this section only as provided for by this section.