The Case of the Slippery Fish
The client had been chasing this debtor for some time to recover a personal debt arising from residential rent arrears. A County Court Judgment (CCJ) had been awarded, which had subsequently been transferred up to the High Court for enforcement. The debtor was described by the client as a ‘slippery fish’, because the person had a history of frequently moving address. Also, the debtor had evaded payment when the previously appointed enforcement company, had failed to adequately secure the assets.
The debtor thereafter quickly moved address, which the client traced and passed on the new address to the enforcement company – they again failed to collect. The debtor moved again.
At this point the client instructed Court Enforcement Services to undertake a trace, and if possible enforce the High Court writ for monies owed. Our team quickly established that the debtor had again moved to a new address, but were able to secure the assets and collected in full – a total of £10,000.
The client had to wait three years for justice but felt it was worth the wait!