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Changes to court rules: Enforcement of judgments by Charging Orders and Attachment of Earnings

Changes to court rules: Enforcement of judgments by Charging Orders and Attachment of Earnings

‘Hot on the heels’ of further court fee increases that came into effect on 21 March 2016, April 2016 sees changes taking place across various procedural parts of the court rules (England & Wales). 

Most notably, these changes include amendments to the rules about enforcing judgments by:

Government announces another round of Civil Court fee rises

Government announces another round of Civil Court fee rises

Despite previous consultations regarding increases to court fees receiving overwhelming opposition, the Government has announced its intention to implement another round of civil court fee increases and launch a consultation regarding further civil court and tribunal changes.

In its paper ‘The Government response to consultation on enhanced fees for divorce proceedings, possession claims, and general applications in civil proceedings and Consultation on further fees proposals’, published on 22 July, the Government stated that it intends to increase Civil Court fees for: 

Return of goods orders - understanding your enforcement options

Return of goods orders - understanding your enforcement options

Increasing numbers of customers are refusing to allow creditors’ recovery agents to collect goods subject to a ‘return of goods order’ on the basis that there is a risk of trespass or damage despite the fact that in most cases the goods in question are clearly visible and there is no evident risk of either.

Understanding legal enforcement options and which is best for you

Understanding legal enforcement options and which is best for you

When legal proceedings are underway and successful judgment has been obtained against the defendant, where do you go next?

Obtaining the judgment orders the defendant to pay the sum of money awarded by the Court, which usually will include the debt award, costs, interest, and, in the case of a commercial debt, a claim for late payment charges (if claimed). The Court serves the defendant with a copy of the judgment award by post with a stipulated time period for payment; unfortunately in the real world this does not always produce a payment of the award.

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