Owens Bank Ltd v Bracco and Another (No2): HL 17 Jun 1992

The bank had obtained judgment in St Vincent to recover a loan. It now sought to register the judgment here for enforcement. The defendant wanted to argue that the judgment had been obtained by fraud, and to resist registration of the judgment. The bank said that to raise the objection, the defendant had first to bring new evidence.
Held: Section 9(2)(d) ws intended to reflect the common law position. There was no requirement that the evidence be fresh. ‘Fraud unravels everything’; A judgment obtained by fraud was set aside despite the existence of evidence pre-existing the fraud to support the claim.

Lord Bridge of Harwich
Gazette 17-Jun-1992, [1992] 2 WLR 621, [1992] 2 AC 443
Administration of Justice Act 1920 9(2)(d)
England and Wales
Cited by:
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CitedTakhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd and Others SC 20-Mar-2019
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