High Court Sheriffs & Certificated Bailiffs – what’s changed?
Changes to legislation and regulations affecting Civil and High Court Enforcement has also meant a change to the previously known terms of Certificated Bailiffs and High Court Sheriffs.
High Court Sheriffs now High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs)
Prior to 2004, High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) were called High Court Sheriffs (Sheriffs Officers). The 2003 Court Act (which came into force on the 1st April 2004) also saw geographical boundaries dropped to allow High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) to conduct enforcement throughout the whole of England and Wales.
High Court Enforcement Officers are responsible for the enforcement of the Writs of Execution issued out of the High Court, the most popular of which being the “Writ of Control” formerly known as “Writ of Fieri Facias” or “Writ of Fi Fa”. This is a writ issued for the recovery of money owed and provides for the seizure and sale of the judgment debtor’s goods.
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Certificated Bailiffs now Enforcement Agents
On the 6 April 2014, the law governing bailiffs changed. The main changes were:
- Bailiffs are now known as Enforcement Agents (the new regulations removed the term ‘bailiff’).
- There is a new fee structure.
- Enforcement Agents now follow a three stage process.
If you would like further information on the services that were offered in the past by Bailiffs and Sheriffs please Telephone: 0343 504 1606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Like this? Share it …Tweet Tweet