This instrument (SI), which is to be adopted under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, will ensure that the UK is ready to apply the 2005 Hague Convention on Post-Brexit Forum Arrangements. The Hague Conference began in 1996 with the “draft judgments”: the elaboration of a convention on jurisdiction and the recognition of judgments. Jurisdiction within such a convention would be divided into three categories: the bases of jurisdiction that would be mandatory, optional or prohibited. As the negotiators were unable to reach consensus on such a convention, the scope of the work was reduced to jurisdiction and recognition of decisions based on judicial agreement between the parties. .