We help Judgment Creditors by effecting personal service of an Order to Attend Court for Questioning.

This is an excellent method of enforcing a County Court Judgment (‘CCJ’) and allows Creditors to decide on the most appropriate method of enforcement.

The process results in the person owing money (‘the Judgment Debtor’) attending a Court appointment to provide evidence on their means (how much they earn; who they work for; what assets they have). This, in turn, provides the information to facilitate other applications – such as an application for an Attachment of Earnings Order; Charging Order or a Warrant of Control.

The Order to Attend Court for Questioning needs to be personally served upon the Judgment Debtor. This is because if the Judgment Debtor does not attend the appointment, they can be held in Contempt of Court and can be committed to prison.

This is obviously a very serious sanction so its important that the Order is served personally and correctly. That’s were we come in.

What form do you need to use?

You’ll need to use Form N316 – Application for an Order to Attend Court for Questioning to make the application.

If everything is correct, the Court will make the Order, which will contain the appointment, which the Judgment Debtor needs to attend.

This will be sent to the person making the application (‘Judgment Creditor’) who will then need to arrange for service of the Order to Attend Questioning upon the Judgment Debtor.

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What we do to help Judgment Creditors

We’re regularly instructed to assist Judgment Creditors by effecting personal service of the Order to Attend Court for Questioning.

If you want us to assist you in serving an Order to Attend Court for Questioning, click on the ‘Instruct Us’ button.

If you’d like to read more on the process, check out our blog for more details.

What if the Judgment Debtor doesn’t attend the appointment?

If the Judgment Debtor was validly served with the Order to Attend Court for Questioning then the Court will often make a Suspended Committal Order, by its own motion, and reschedule the appointment.

This is effectively an Order which says if the the Judgment Debtor fails to attend the rescheduled appointment, then the Judgment Debtor will be sent to prison for contempt of Court.

As the sanction is serious, the Suspended Committal Order will also need to be personally served upon the Judgment Debtor.

We also assist by serving Suspended Committal Orders, and the procedure is identical to that above.

We are Lincs Process Servers

We serve legal documents all over Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire for a fixed fee. We assist our creditor partners and their professional advisors with their debt collection by providing field services aimed at driving recoveries, delivering intelligence and maintaining the customer-supplier relationship.

If you, or one of your clients, would benefit from this approach, get in touch.