We are campaigning for a change in legislation to give thousands of individuals and businesses who are owed money a greater chance of enforcing their judgments and recovering their debts.
A simple change in legislation would give court users the freedom to choose how their debts under £600 are recovered by allowing HCEOs to enforce these judgments.
This solution is being backed by the Civil Court Users Association and the vast majority of the hundreds of court users who responded in our Freedom of Choice survey. We found that:
- Almost 99% of court users want freedom of choice – to choose whether they want to use a County Court Bailiff or High Court Enforcement Officer to enforce their judgments and recover their debts
- Just 5% of court users think the current system is effective and meets their needs.
You can find out more about what court users think by downloading our full report below.
This reform can be delivered simply and easily by the Lord Chancellor and Ministry of Justice today. We are asking them to:
- amend the High Court and County Court Jurisdiction Order 1991 to allow High Court Enforcement Officers to enforce judgments below £600 in respect of unregulated judgments
- consider future expansion to regulated debt above and below £600 (under the same Jurisdiction Order).
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