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CCJ enforcement method unveiled

A consultation paper, Civil warrant performance indicators – information for customers, asks for comments on the proposals. It also looks at information that would be useful to customers on the County Courts that enforce judgements.

The paper suggests a new method for evaluating how effectively warrants are executed by the courts.

It is proposed that warrants be reported within different, detailed value bands and that those issued in Consumer Credit Act cases be identified separately within value bands below and above £5,000.

Constitutional affairs minister Christopher Leslie says: “These proposals seek to lay the foundations for a suite of measures that should achieve this and also ensure that the confidence of those using County Courts is increased.”

The proposed performance indicators will start being used in April next year, when Her Majesty&#39s Courts Service comes into operation.


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