Obtaining a successful judgment is not always the end of the court process. Often parties will need to consider a step called ‘enforcement’.
This is a step taken to try to realise payment when you have received a court order against a party, but they have failed to pay in accordance with it.
If you receive an order from the court (whether at the end of a case or part way through if you have received judgment due to your opponent’s failure to take a step) and your opponent does not comply with the order, the court will not take any steps. You must ‘enforce’ the judgment.
There are many ways to try to enforce a judgment, including:
Choosing the best enforcement route involves a detailed consideration of the debtor’s financial position and not every option will be appropriate in each circumstance.
If you have a dispute and need legal advice, contact Becky Draper at SHU Law on 0114 225 6666.