High Court Enforcement
A warning before you start Court action. If the sole intention of taking someone to Court is to try and recover what you are owed try and make sure the debtor has the money to pay or assets capable of being seized and sold to raise the money if you obtain Judgment. I have used the phrase ‘do not throw good money after bad’ so many times, I have lost count. If you need assistance in investigating a potential debtor’s financial circumstances before contemplating Court action please get in touch. It is possible to require the attendance of a debtor at Court to provide information about their financial circumstances but by then you will have gone to the expense of obtaining your Judgment.
If you have obtained your Court Judgment and because the Defendant has not paid or in the case of the illegal occupation of land or premises, they have not vacated them, you will require enforcement.
Subject to certain exceptions any Judgment obtained in the County Court may easily and cheaply be ‘transferred up’ to the High Court for execution by a High Court Enforcement Officer who was previously known as a Sheriff.
The ‘transfer up’ cost is currently £60 following which a High Court Enforcement Officer is empowered to deal with the execution of the warrant. It is a fast track and efficient way of expediting matters and again, with certain exceptions the costs and any interest due is paid by the debtor in the case of a money judgment.
If you need this type of help or just advice, I can assist.