Unfortunately winning at trial, at an interim application or even reaching agreement on a consent order, may not mean that you receive the sums due to you.
Obtaining an award of damages and/or costs may only be the first step in getting what you are entitled to. Where the party ordered to pay damages and/or costs (the “judgment debtor”) fails to make payment by the date determined by the court, the party awarded the damages and/or costs (the “judgment creditor”) will have to apply to the court to enforce the judgment. A court will not automatically enforce any judgment or order: the burden is on the judgment creditor to take enforcement steps.
If it is necessary to enforce the Court Order, depending on the circumstances may mean a different approach from obtaining a charging order over a property, instructing bailiffs or commencing bankruptcy or winding up proceedings. These are just some of the options open to you to achieve the best recovery.
We can help you through this entire process.