Debt Management Schemes – delivering effective and balanced solutions for debtors and creditors

|General|Guidance

Ministry of Justice consultation

Association of HM District Judges – District Judge Richard Chapman

We welcome the invitation to comment of this Consultation Paper.In considering our replies to the questions posed, we have refrained from commenting on matters that are clearly for Government to decide and have limited our consideration to those options and questions that might concern our jurisdiction as District Judges.

With this in mind, it may be helpful for us to preface our responses to the questions with two specific observations that are relevant to our management of “debt matters” under the current regime.

  • Firstly, we look forward to the further implementation of the Tribunal Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.
  • Secondly, the District Bench would welcome clarification of the entitlement of a judgment creditor to apply for a charging order.