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Certificated Bailiff Register

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Enforcement Officer and Bailiff Fraud

Please stay vigilant against fraudsters posing as enforcement officers and bailiffs, for more information please visit;

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/guidance-on-bailiff-and-enforcement-officer-scam

The Certificated Enforcement Agent (Bailiff) Register

This register holds details of all enforcement agents (previously called bailiffs) who hold a certificate, granted by a judge at the county court, which allows them carry out enforcement action by way of taking control of goods and, if necessary, selling these to recover a debt. It also contains the details of all individuals who have applied to hold or renew such a certificate. You can search by an enforcement agent's or applicant's name [.....etc.......]

Only "fit and proper" individuals should hold these certificates. If you know of serious conduct issues which would mean that an existing enforcement agent, or an applicant for a certificate, is not a "fit and proper" person, you can use this register to find out which court you should alert to these issues. If you are concerned about a person applying for a new certificate or a renewed certificate, the register also contains the date of the hearing where the judge will consider the application. By addressing your concerns to the court before this date, the judge will be able to consider these as part of the application.

 

To check the list of people who have applied for registration please click here

Approved Enforcement Agencies

An Approved Enforcement Agency (AEA) is a person or body approved by the Lord Chancellor, in accordance with s125B(2) Magistrates Court Act 1980 (as amended by Courts Act 2003), to execute warrants of arrest and control issued by the magistrates court in England and Wales for non payment of a criminal financial penalty or breach of a community penalty order.

The Lord Chancellor must maintain a register containing the names of all persons and bodies approved by him and must make arrangements for making the register available for inspection.

The contracts for Approved Enforcement Agency Services have been awarded to:

1. Compliant Data-Led Engagements & Resolutions (CDER) Group for Primary Services in HMCTS Regions - London, South East and the Midlands and Secondary Services in North East, North West, South West and Wales

2. Marston Holdings for Primary Services in HMCTS Regions - North East, North West and the South West and Secondary Services in London, South East and the Midlands

3. Excel Civil Enforcement Limited for Primary Services in HMCTS Region - Wales (until 31 March 2021)

4. Swift Credit Services Limited for Secondary Services in HMCTS Region - Wales (until 31 March 2021)

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