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Frequency Asked Questions - High Court Enforcement

01 December 2020

Just is the UK's first debt market integrator for litigation and enforcement. Our technology protects vulnerable debtors while providing an effective and safe high court enforcement solutions for creditors seeking repayment.

If you are considering debt recovery as a litigant in person here are some frequently asked questions:

What is a Litigant In Person?

A litigant in person is an individual, company or organisation who goes to court without legal representation. This means they do not use the services of a solicitor or barrister and may be entitled in some circumstances to fee reductions where certain criteria is met.

Choosing to be a Litigant In Person for Debt

Many litigants in person choose to act without legal representation for financial reasons or personal preference. The numbers of litigants in person have risen significantly in recent years for both civil enforcement and High court enforcement. 

Litigant In Person for Civil Court Enforcement

Litigants in person can pursue both money claims and possession claims to obtain a county court judgment (CCJ). If the case value exceeds £600, a litigant in person may also wish to transfer the case up to through the High Court and obtain a Writ of Control.

Litigant In Person for High Court Enforcement

A litigant in person can transfer up a CCJ to the High Court for the cost of £66. The instruction process is straightforward, allowing a litigant in person to instruct a High Court Enforcement Officer to act to recover the outstanding debt.

How much can a Litigant in Person Claim?

Part 46 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR 46.5) allows a litigant in person to be paid costs. The amount paid will either be £19 per hour or where the person can prove financial loss, the amount that they can prove to have been lost for time reasonable spent on doing the work. 

How long does it take Litigate in Person?

We aim to recover money for Litigants in Person within days via the High Court Enforcement process, sending notices by tracked mail and completing three visits or more to the debtor's address using our panel of enforcement providers.