Enforcing a judgment or order for delivery up
Enforcing a judgment or order for delivery up

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Enforcing a judgment or order for delivery up
  • CPR 83 provisions regarding writs and warrants
  • Enforcement in the High Court of a judgment or order for the delivery of goods
  • County Court warrant for delivery up
  • County Court warrant of delivery for a sum of money—notice and inventory requirements
  • Court specific guidance

This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.

CPR 83 provisions regarding writs and warrants

As of 6 April 2014 the existing Rules of Supreme Court (RSC) and County Court Rules (CCR) governing writs and warrants for execution, including for delivery of goods and for possession of land, were revoked. In their place CPR 83 and CPR PD 83 contain rules governing the issue of such writs and warrants.

For general guidance on CPR 83, see Practice Note: Writs and warrants to enforce judgment—general provisions.

For specific guidance on writs and warrants for seizing a debtor's goods to satisfy a judgment debt, see: Taking control of the debtor's goods—overview.

For specific guidance on writs and warrants for the possession of land, see Practice Note: Enforcing a judgment or order for possession of land.

Enforcement in the High Court of a judgment or order for the delivery of goods

Where you have obtained a judgment or order for the delivery of goods and the order does not give the other party the alternative of paying the assessed value of the goods instead, then the judgment or order may be enforced by:

  1. a