We recognise that businesses rely on effective collection of money owed to them. Our comprehensive range of High Court and Certificated Enforcement Agent (Bailiff) enforcement solutions will help you collect your money quickly and easily.

Directed by the UK’s largest team of authorised High Court Enforcement Officers we provide professional debt recovery services for businesses that have obtained their own judgments.

Nationwide coverage with personal service

We have over 200 dedicated employees, across five offices, covering the length and breadth of England and Wales. Our 15 authorised High Court Enforcement Officers and national team of Enforcement Agents will get you fast, effective results. All our agents receive comprehensive training keeping them up to date with the latest legislation. Our agents are all employed directly by us, meaning we have full oversight and we ensure that they report accurately and in a timely manner as to the cases they are working on meaning you can be updated at regular intervals.

Judgment enforcement

If you have obtained your own County Court Judgment (CCJ) and this is over £600 including costs, we can transfer this to the High Court for enforcement. We offer a free transfer up service, the only cost to your business is a £71 court fee to obtain the Writ of Control. This cost is fully recoverable from the debtor should we be successful in recovering on your behalf.

A county court judgment is valid for six years, so if you have an unpaid judgment less than six years old we can assist and try and recover the money you are owed.

Process serving

If you want any form of document serving, including Statutory Demand, Bankruptcy Petition, Winding-Up Petition or Court document, we have three levels of service:

Standard service

Our standard service can be completed within 15 working days. This service also covers a personal service when required, which includes up to three visits and an evening visit.

Expedited service

In just five working days we can complete our expedited service, providing a quick convenient solution for your process serving and investigation needs. Our expedited service also covers a personal service when required, which involves three visits including an evening visit.

Next day service

If you are under strict time constraints, our next day service provides for service of documents to be completed the next day (on instructions received before 4.30pm). This unparalleled professional and thorough service ensures a smooth, hassle free process. Our next day service also covers a personal service when required, which involves up to three visits and an evening visit. We can tailor this service to suit your specific requirements and a quote can be given prior to instruction.

With HCE you’re in safe hands. Instruct us today, call 08450 999 666.

The enforcement of writs of control

A guide to the recovery of debt under a High Court writ of control


Enforcement legislation updates

Read the latest news and legislation relating to enforcement