Judges Demand

Do you really have to co-operate with the Court?

Published On: 20th January 2021

Do you really have to co-operate with the Court and respond to Court Orders?

Over the last 12 months we have found that it is becoming more frequent that individuals and businesses will ignore Court Orders in an attempt to avoid taking responsibility for their debt or even as a result of “burying their heads in the sand”.

Just this week we have received two Court Orders for separate Clients of ours that the Court have raised for the debtors to be arrested and committed to Her Majesty’s Prison Styals for a period of 14 days.

The Court have raised these N79A orders that are named Suspended Committal Order for Disobedience and explain within them that the debtors in question had been served with documents on no less than 4 occasions giving them the opportunity to respond and ordering them to attend Court.

As a result of them ignoring the Court Orders the Court finds that there is sufficient evidence to justify a finding to the criminal standard that their failure to respond or attend Court was intentional and has therefore raised the committal orders.

So, to conclude, do you really have to cooperate with the Court and respond to Court Orders?

YES, you really do!