Who Are We?
High Court Solutions was formed in February 2013. Our primary goal is to offer effective High Court Enforcement solutions. We pride ourselves on being Client focused and believe that good communication and providing up to date information is the key to success. Our bespoke team bring a wealth of experience in Debt Enforcement and Recovery, Debt and Business Management and focused Customer Service, enabling us to take a professional and rational approach to any given scenario.
Who are High Court Enforcement Officers [HCEO’s]?
High Court Enforcement Officers, previously known as Sheriffs, are authorised by The Lord Chancellor to administrate High Court writs and judgments. There are many High Court Enforcement companies, and these companies are responsible for executing High Court Writs allocated to them.
What do High Court Enforcement Officers do?
HCEO’s are obligated to execute any writ they are allocated. HCEO’s may execute any High Court Judgment or any Employment Tribunal or ACAS Award. They are also able to transfer any County Court Judgment over £600 into a High Court Writ of Control (formerly a Writ of Fieri Facias) for enforcement, providing the debt is not regulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974. This allows them to quickly and effectively obtain money owed from debtors, or by impounding sufficient goods or assets to raise what is owed.
What is a Writ of Control?
A Writ of Control is in English law, issued in the High Court. The Writ is raised after a judgment has been obtained for legal action involving debt and damages etc.. This Writ is addressed to the HCEO, obligating them to collect debt owed through payment or suitable assets. High Court Enforcement Agents are then instructed by the HCEO to enforce the Writs.
How are High Court Enforcement Agents [HCEA’s] expected to behave?
HCEA’s are obliged to act lawfully, and abide by the National Standards for Enforcement Agents, which is issued by the Ministry of Justice. High Court Enforcement Agents must always produce identification on request, respect confidentiality and remain calm and dignified throughout their duties. They will never subject to violence, and acting violently towards a HCEA can result in heavy fines or even a prison sentence. HCEA’s do have the authority to break and enter into commercial and domestic property in order to execute their duty, however options are very limited in regards to domestic property.
What goods can or cannot be sold?
In the case the debtor is unable to pay debt through monetary means, HCEA’s have the authority to impound suitable goods in order to sell them to repay debt. The law states that High Court Enforcement Agents may not take vehicles, tools and books; or other items that may be needed in connection to employment, clothing, bedding, or other domestic items that are needed in order to fulfil basic living needs, and third party goods. Third party goods refers to goods that do not directly belong to the debtor.
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