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Since the coming into force of the Certification of Enforcement

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Since the coming into force of the Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations, are County Court bailiffs now called enforcement agents but still employed by HM Court Services?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

How can I help you with this please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What more information do you need?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Sorry, perhaps I can ask a clearer question.

What is the background to this situation please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am a lawyer but no longer in practice. I now work in legal publishing and I am updating some procedural guides for litigators on enforcement of judgments. The current version says "In the County Court, warrants are executed by bailiffs, who are employees of HM Court Services." I assume they are now to be known as "enforcement agents" but am not sure if they are still employed by the HM Court Service or whether they are now like High Court enforcement agents and largely employed by civil agencies.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
I am sorry but I cannot look up regulations today so I will opt out to see if others can help.