Civil Enforcement Lawyers & Civil Enforcement Solicitors & Stopping Bailiffs & Stopping Seizure of Goods


Summerfield Browne Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


Our civil enforcement lawyers advise on all aspects of civil enforcement including defending civil enforcement matters, and challenging and preventing seizure of goods by bailiffs and civil enforcement agents.


Our civil enforcement solicitors have extensive experience of advising on bailiff related matters. We will evaluate all cases to determine whether there are sufficient grounds for challenging an order, and also whether there are grounds for challenging the enforcement of a court order.


Our team are specialists in analysing and determining whether bailiffs have followed due process in order to enforce a court order, and if not, challenging the authority of the bailiffs to seize goods.


Our Expertise


Our team of civil enforcement lawyers advise on the following options to stop bailiff action:


  • Dispute liability for the debt.

  • Negotiate with the creditor.

  • Apply to the court to suspend bailiff action.

  • Checking a bailiff's notice is correct and valid.

  • Suspending a bailiff’s warrant.

  • Make an offer to the bailiff.


Types of Enforcement


Our team advise on all types of civil enforcement including:


  • Council Tax Recovery

  • County Court Judgement (CCJ)

  • Family Court Judgement (FCJ)

  • High Court Judgement

  • Magistrates' Court Fine

  • Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) for Parking/ Parking Fines

  • Car Fines

  • Debt Recovery

  • Court Fine

  • Child Support

  • Maintenance

  • Compensation Order

  • Income Tax, National Insurance and VAT

  • Business Rent

  • Rate Bills


Why Summerfield Browne


Summerfield Browne have a dedicated team of civil enforcement lawyers who have specialist expertise in advising on enforcement matters including bailiff’s seizing goods. We will assess your situation and provide honest and pragmatic advice as to whether there are grounds for challenging and/ or preventing enforcement and seizure of goods.  

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Please contact us on 0800 567 7595 or by email at [email protected]


Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).


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We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only), Leicester and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.


We provide legal services all over England and Wales.


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