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If the CCJ is not complied with and the person or company fails to make payment of the monies within the time frame specified on the county court judgment or CCJ, then it will be up to the judgment creditor (the person to whom the money is owed) to try to recover the money owed to them by a number of different “enforcement” methods.

  • the court will not instigate any enforcement of the CCJ or county court judgment by themselves.
  • it will require the judgment creditor to make separate applications to the court depending on which methods of enforcement these choose to adopt.

A CCJ or county court judgment can be a forthwith judgment or a judgment by instalments. With a forthwith CCJ, the court normally orders a party to pay a specified sum of money by a specified time (normally 14 days).

With a judgment by instalments, the court orders payment of the judgment debt, but over a specified number of instalments. These types of CCJ’s or county court judgments are more common where a party has admitted the debt but requested that they pay in instalments.


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