HCEOA Survey Findings on Judgment Enforcement – Time for Change
Dear Court User & Credit Professional,
As an authorised High Court Enforcement Officer, I am a member of the High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA).
The HCEOA recently undertook a survey of court users and credit professionals. This was to gather their opinion on the existing enforcement arrangements, as regulated by the High Court and County Court Jurisdiction Order 1991.
The survey has provided valuable information in identifying a significant consensus for change. The full report is now available to view and download here.
As a result of these findings the HCEOA is making representation to the Ministry of Justice to work towards changing the High Court and County Court Jurisdiction Order 1991.
Court users have stated a desire to have a choice of enforcement provider for all forms of judgment.
The HCEOA is asking court users and credit professionals to support their campaign by writing to the Ministry of Justice to consider the following:
- Allowing High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) to enforce judgments based on Consumer Credit Act regulated agreements
- Allowing HCEOs to enforce County Court judgments below £600.00
- Allowing HCEOs to enforce County Court orders for possession without the need for a further court order
Please send your views to the following address:
Enforcement Reform, Ministry of Justice, 4th Floor post point 4.2, 102 Petty France, London SW1H 9AJ
I hope that this information is helpful and thank you for your attention.
Simon Williamson Director – Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer
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.