• How To Enforce Employment Tribunal Awards

Enforcing Employment Tribunal Awards

How To Enforce An Employment Tribunal Award

As High Court Enforcement Officers, Burlington are authorised by the Ministry of Justice to enforce awards of the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal.

When we attend to enforce a tribunal award, we attend with a High Court writ that allows us to seize remove goods belonging to the Respondent (debtor) if payment of the judgment amount isn’t made.

Before we can enforce the tribunal award by High Court writ, we are required to arrange for the registration of the decision and sealing of the writ. We can carry out this process on your behalf without charge, but when we apply for a writ there is a £60.00 disbursement payable to HM Courts and Tribunal Service. This disbursement must be paid in advance but is recoverable from the Defendant upon successful enforcement. The transfer process usually takes around 10-14 days.

I want to go ahead and enforce my employment tribunal award. What do you need from me?

In order to proceed with enforcement, we will need:

  • A copy of the employment tribunal award you want us to enforce
  • Your completed instruction form
  • Payment of £60.00 (the HM Courts and Tribunal Service disbursement and our cost for
  • attendance)

What will you do once the writ is obtained?

Once we have received the writ, we are required to provide seven clear (working) days’ notice before one of our Enforcement Officers can be dispatched to attend the Respondent’s address.

This notice period does not include days allowed for service by post (a further 5 days).

Once on site, our Enforcement Officer will seize goods belonging to the Respondent and will request payment of the amount due under the writ. If the Respondent is unable to pay in full, we will make a short-term payment arrangement to clear any balance.

We will generally only remove goods if the Respondent cannot make payment or if the goods we
have seized are at risk.

How much will it cost?

Our fees are generally payable by the Respondent in accordance with Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014. These regulations allow us to charge our fees in addition to the judgment debt where we are successful.
At the time of instruction, we will charge you an upfront cost of £60.00, which includes the cost of obtaining the Writ as well as our costs for attendance. These costs will be fully refunded upon successful enforcement. However, if, when we attend, it becomes clear that the Respondent is unable to pay and that he does not have sufficient goods to cover removal and sale costs, these costs will not be refunded.

How do I instruct Burlington?

To instruct us please complete this online instruction form.

Please remember that you can contact our Client Services Team on for further information or to discuss the merits of your case.

Once we have received your instruction, one of our Account Managers will contact you to confirm safe receipt and give you a point of contact for the duration of your instruction.

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