Beyond Borders: Serving Proceedings Outside NZ & Enforcing Foreign Judgments in NZ (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 1.5 CPD Hrs
Your desk or on your portable device


The distinct but associated steps of suing overseas-based defendants and enforcing judgments obtained overseas might seem to be procedural matters to look into if and when needed, but in an increasingly connected world and with much of modern life conducted online, you might need to know about these things sooner than you think.

This On Demand seminar delves into the respective legalities and practicalities involved. 

Learning outcomes

In respect of serving proceedings outside NZ:

  • Become better apprised of the relevant legislation.
  • Identify the tests to determine whether you can sue as of right or with leave.
  • Receive insights into the potential implications, including an objection to jurisdiction.

In respect of enforcing foreign judgments:

  • Gain a better understanding of the types of judgment that can be registered.
  • Survey the preliminary steps that might be involved, including registering and suing on the judgment, depending on the country where judgment was obtained.
  • Receive insights into the potential implications, including the defences that might be raised.

Who should view?

Civil litigators at junior to intermediate level plus those more senior seeking a refresher/update; and general practitioners who do some litigation work.

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Julian Brown
Senior Associate
Chapman Tripp

Julian specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Julian advises clients on corporate and regulatory matters as well as general contract, tort, and equity-based issues. Julian also has experience in contentious public law and tax disputes.

Julian began his career at Chapman Tripp before gaining international experience in the London offices of Joseph Hage Aaronson and Hogan Lovells, where he advised clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, and tax disputes, frequently with a cross-border element. Julian re-joined Chapman Tripp in 2018.

Nicholas Wood
Senior Associate
Chapman Tripp

Nicholas Wood is a senior associate in the litigation and dispute resolution team in Chapman Tripp’s Wellington office.

He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 2001 and has worked in commercial litigation and dispute resolution ever since.

He has advised clients on a wide range of issues including complex contractual and commercial disputes, tort law, intellectual property and administrative law.

He is the author of Sale of Goods in New Zealand (Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2018), a co-author of McGechan on Procedure (Thomson Reuters, Wellington) and the author of the third edition of Butterworths Questions and Answers: Public Law (3rd ed, LexisNexis, Wellington, 2014).