Obtaining a judgment in court proceedings is often only the very first step towards the recovery of money for a successful party in a dispute. The English courts do not automatically enforce the payment of judgment debts and the burden of enforcement is the responsibility of the judgment creditor. Identifying sufficient assets to enable a financial recovery is an integral step which must be considered at the earliest opportunity.

There are many mechanisms for enforcing money judgments in England and Wales, each with certain advantages and disadvantages which will determine the the most appropriate method of enforcement against particular types of assets. We advise claimants and defendants on the enforcement of English judgments and court orders in the UK and overseas and the enforcement of foreign judgments in England and Wales.

Our Experience

  • Recovery of judgment debts and post-judgment interest
  • Summary and default judgments for unpaid debts
  • Personal service of court orders
  • Taking control of goods using writs and warrants of control
  • Third party debt orders
  • Charging orders and orders for sale
  • Attachment of earnings
  • Insolvency proceedings: Bankruptcy, receivership, administration and liquidation
  • Appointment of receiver by way of equitable execution
  • Issuing and setting aside statutory demands
  • Obtaining details of assets from judgment debtors
  • Seizure and sale of assets
  • Seizure of goods and retention of title clauses
  • The effect of insolvency on enforcement
  • Appeals and stay of execution
  • Writ of sequestration
  • Writ of possession
  • Writ of delivery
  • Order for committal