Magistrate Court Fine
Under this category of our Bailiff Advice website you will find the following pages:
All about a Magistrate Court Fine
This page provides details about Magistrate Court fines and how they are set. A copy can be accessed here.
Magistrate Court Summons and Means Enquiry Form (MC100)
We cannot stress enough the importance of responding to the summons from the Court and completing the attached Means Enquiry Form /Statement of Means (MC100). Failure to do so, will lead to the court fine being set at a much higher figure than it ought to be. Full details are here.
Notice of Fine and Collection Order
When a court fine has been imposed, a Notice of Fine and Collection Order will be issued by the Magistrate Court. Full details can be read here.
Further Steps Notice
A Further Steps Notice is an important legal document. Failing to deal with this notice can lead to a Warrant of Control being issued. Our page on this subject is here.
I do not know anything about this Court Fine
If you have received a Notice of Enforcement or personal visit from either Marston Holdings Ltd, Collectica Ltd, Excel Enforcement or Swift Credit Services about a court fine that you had not previously know about, then you will need to read the following page.
Court Fines and Section 14 Statutory Declaration
If you had been unaware of a Magistrate Court court fine until you received a letter or personal visit, then all bailiff enforcement can be halted by applying to the Magistrates Court for an appointment for a Section 14 Statutory Declaration to be considered. Details of this procedure can be read here.
TV Licence Court Fine
The most common court fine for bailiffs to enforce are those relating to using a TV without a licence. This is one of the most popular pages on our website and can be read here.
HMCTS Historic Debt Team
The HMCTS Historic Debt Team was set up in Sept 2016 to recover Magistrate Court fines that have remained unpaid for very long periods of time. Our detailed page on this subject can be read here.
Court Fines and setting up a payment arrangement
If a Warrant of Control has been passed to a Marston Group, Collectica Ltd, Swift Credit Services or Excel Civil Enforcement, this page explains how to set up a payment arrangement. The page can be accessed here.
Court fines…can a bailiff force entry?
With Magistrate Court fines, legislation allows for the bailiff/enforcement agent to use force to gain entry into promises (usually by way of a locksmith). A separate warrant is not required. It must be stressed that forced entry is not used very often. Our detailed page on this subject can be read here.
Note from Bailiff Advice
If you have any queries at all about the enforcement of a magistrate court fine by either Marston Group, Collectica Ltd, Excel Enforcement of Swift Credit Services, you can email a question to Bailiff Advice using our popular Question page. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone. Details are on our Contact page.
A simple overview of the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 including details of bailiff fees, the notices that must be given by the bailiff and items that are ‘exempt’ from being taken into control can be read here.