Our High Court Enforcement Team is experienced, professional and well versed in the process of enforcing High Court Writs. Instruct us to enforce a Writ of Control to recover outstanding debts and/or a Writ of Possession, to successfully resolve trespassers in property, such as Commercial Squatters, or the removal of unauthorised Trespassers on your land.
Our High Court Enforcement Officer is authorised by the Lord Chancellor’s office to enforce High Court Writs, thereby managing all the field enforcement agents assigned to each case. Each Enforcement Agent will have good knowledge of their respective local areas which 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 that we can enforce via the High Court.
Individual and Volume 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.
We 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 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. This 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 for both possession of land and recovery of money.
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
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.