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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today.Sorry to hear of the issue. I will set out my written answer shortly.
The court judgment would be in place and you can enforce any time up to 6 years - you mention a trading name, so presume you did not sue a limited company. You mention that the bailiffs have not visited them as yet. I presume you used county court bailiffs - they only have limited powers. For example they cannot gain entry to premises and seize goods - they are only salaried (unlike High Court enforcement officers who are paid by results and have the ability to force entry and take goods to sell at auction). I would recommend you transfer the CCJ to the High Court (which costs £66) assuming th amount you are owed is more than £750 which it seems to be. They will visit and attempt recovery. If they encounter a problem then they will report back but I do not think they will, as you did not sue a limited company but a sole trader / partnership - so the CCJ should be valid still. It may be a situation where you will need to apply to the court to change the name on the CCJ to the new name - I can set out how to do this but I would try the High Court enforcement option first of all. This company can do that for you and they will simply add their fee to the total sum already owed :
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