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In Belgium, in changes recently introduced, appealing against a Judgment debt no longer ceases enforcement action by the Judgment Creditor against the Judgment Debtor. These changes were introduced because of a big backlog in the appeals list resulting that were taking too much of the courts time to address.
Though the Creditor no longer has to cease enforcement action, there are a couple of points to consider;
It will be interesting to see how this practice unfolds. Certainly where the debtor has a demonstrated capacity to pay this process should remove frivolous defences.
It will be interesting to note if any unintended consequences arise flowing from this, as there are some real practical benefits from these changes.