Our High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) are experienced, professional and well versed in the process of enforcing High Court Writs. They manage all our field Enforcement Agents assigned to each case. Each Enforcement Agent will have good knowledge of their respective local areas, which when pooled together provides national coverage.
About High Court Enforcement Officers
A High Court Enforcement Officer has been authorised by the Ministry of Justice to enforce High Court judgments.
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. This change allowed 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.
Meet Our High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs)
Simon’s role at Court Enforcement Services covers responsibility for all High Court matters, as he specialises in this area. He is an authorised High Court Enforcement Officer with over 20 years’ experience in the business and he has a wealth of knowledge of insolvency. Furthermore Simon comes from the third generation of a family of auctioneers, valuers and Sheriff Officers, (commonly known then as High Court Sheriffs), now High Court Enforcement Officers. The family business has been trading since 1962.
Malcolm was a Sheriff’s Officer for many years covering Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne and Berwick upon Tweed. In addition to being an Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer and Certificated Enforcement Agent, Malcolm is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx) . He is also a respected long serving member of the Association of British Investigators.