Administration and Enforcement Restriction Orders – Setting the Parameters


Ministry of Justice consultation paper

Response on behalf of the Association of District Judges

District Judges are responsible for case management of most civil claims issued in England and Wales, and deal with the vast majority of issues arising in connection with enforcement of judgments and with court-based management of debt. It seems to us that any parameters set for the operation of the new AO and the ERO schemes should reflect a balance between the need for creditors to be able to recover debts owed and the provision of a degree of protection to those who are unable to pay their debts.