Friday, 2 March 2012

Welcome to the new bailiff blogger page!

Bailiff Blogger's new page!

Hi! As part of the promotional and educational work of Bailiff Studies Centre ( I have decided to launch an occassional blog on enforcement matters. 

So, what's going on in at the Centre?  What's happening in the world of civl enforcement?

The major news is, of course, the recent issued Ministry of Justice consultation paper on 'Transforming Bailiff Action.'  This aims to actually implement the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007- at long last.

I have just issued a Briefing Note examining the consultation in detail, but the main response must be "cowardice and lack of imagination!"  Much of the regulations seeks to simply recreate the present system of enforcement- as if the new Act and its guiding principle of "a single code of bailiff law" does not exist at all!  To paraphrase DoSAC minister Hugh Abbot in The thick of it, the Ministry of Justice were offered a huge new box in which to think creatively- what they have been busy doing is building a cosy little box inside the new one....  We need simplicity, uniformity and clarity.  The new regulations fall far short of these aspirations in many aspects!

See the consultation on the MoJ website:

Other developments at the Centre?  The new issue (number 12) of the Bailiff Studies Bulletin.  If you're interested in subscribing to the hard legal facts and updates, please e-mail:

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