Our High Court Enforcement Team is experienced, professional and well versed in the process of enforcing High Court Writs. High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) are authorised by the Lord Chancellor’s office to enforce High Court Writs. They have greater powers than County Court bailiffs. High Court Enforcement Officers are therefore more effective in recovering outstanding debts from unpaid County Court Judgments (CCJ).
The High Court Enforcement Officers 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.
We have set out below a list of the most common types of High Court Writs available and also other court judgments for High Court Enforcement. These writs enable you to recover your money or property.
High Court Enforcement to Recover Your Money and Property
Money – You can recover outstanding debts owed to you by instructing us to enforce a Writ of Control. If you have an outstanding CCJ above £600, we offer a free administration service to transfer up to and for High Court Enforcement.
Property – Instruct us to enforce a Writ of Possession, to successfully remove Squatters from commercial property, or unauthorised Trespassers on your land.
Individual and Volume High Court Enforcement Cases
We manage individual cases as well as undertaking high volume instructions from Law Firms, Utility companies and Debt Recovery Agencies. We treat each case with the utmost care and attention on your behalf.
Our HCEOs can also help enforce other court judgments for example:
Transfer up of CCJs to High Court Enforcement
If you have a County Court Judgment (CCJ) we offer a free administration service to transfer up to the High Court subject to the writ;
- is above £600*, *inclusive of court fees and interest
- is less than 6 years old
Employment Tribunal Award & ACAS Settlements
Should you or your client have been successful at an Employment Tribunal or received an ACAS Settlement, then again using our current High Court Enforcement service will be an effective remedy to resolve payment once and for all.
Common Types of High Court Writs
As High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs), we can enforce a number of different types of writs which allow you to recover the following:
Writ of Control
The most common High Court Writ which is issued in England and Wales for the recovery of money. A High Court Writ enables the seizure and sale of the judgment debtor’s goods in the event of non-payment, although this action is a last resort and is rarely required.
Writ of Possession
This High Court Writ enables the recovery of land after an order for possession has been obtained. Often used for the eviction of trespassers and squatters from commercial property and land.
Writ of Possession and Control
This combined writ is to enforce for both possession of land and recovery of money at the same time.
Writ of Restitution
Where the land has been re-occupied by the original trespassers or squatters after they had been previously evicted under an execution of a writ of possession, then the Writ of Restitution can be applied.
Writ of Delivery
When requiring either payment or return of supplied goods, a Writ of Delivery can be issued for the recovery of specific assets which can be combined with a money element.
Writ of Assistance
This writ can be used to assist to help with a Writ of Control in special circumstances, as well as a Writ of Possession or Writ of Delivery.
Compliance fee £75 – Whilst in successful recoveries our fees are paid by the debtor there will be occasions when for a variety of reasons we will be unable to recover the amount due. On these occasions you will be charged £75.00 plus VAT which is the statutory compliance fee, (formerly known as the abortive fee) . If only part settlement is achieved then our costs will be deducted from the amount recovered on a pro rata basis.
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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 came into force on the 1st April 2004. It also removed geographical boundaries. High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) can now enforce 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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