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If a court case is lost by someone unemployed, claiming benefits.

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if a court case is lost by someone unemployed, claiming benefits. How are the court costs and legal fees of the winning party retrieved?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 2 years ago.
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I am a solicitor and will assist you.
If you get Judgment and they don't pay within 14 days then you need to look at enforcement.
If the Defendant is on benefits then your best seeing if they have any assets to enforce against. Judgments for money, both those awarded in the County Court and the High Court, can be enforced by High Court Enforcement Officers. Court fee is £60 plus 8% of what they recover.
You can also ask for a Defendant to attend at Court for questioning - Court officer will ask them questions about their income, outgoings and assets. Court fee for this is £50.
Kind Regards
Caroline
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