County Court Business Centre

Due to unforeseen circumstances the County court business centre is experiencing technical difficulties on Tuesday 28th of October 2014 – 08:48. Currently we do not have access to our databases and therefore will be unable to provide case specific advice from the helpdesk. This fault has been raised with our IT team and all measures are being taken to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

The County Court Business Centre (CCBC) is located in Northampton. It has been set up by HM Courts & Tribunals Service specifically to deal with straightforward debt collection work which, in the main, is undefended.

Working in partnership with local courts, the CCBC not only removes this mainly administrative and procedural work from local courts thus freeing staff time for other areas of work, they also provide users with a faster, guaranteed service. There are also discounts on the standard County Court fees.

There is no minimum volume to qualify as a CCBC user. There is no charge for using the CCBC, other than the (reduced) court fees.

Use of the CCBC is subject to the rules of membership

CCBC rules of membership

Processing

CCBC users request their judgments and warrant issue in computer readable form. Users are given guaranteed levels of service - judgment requests are processed today (and dated today) and printed and posted to the defendant within 48 hours.

The CCBC offers a personalised judgment order which also contains a payment slip, should users wish. Warrant requests are processed automatically the same day and the details are sent electronically to the defendant’s local court overnight.

As well as a saving of £5 on each warrant issued, there is no warrant reissue fee for CCBC warrants. Where the claimant wishes to enforce through the High Court, the CCBC will deal with the request within a maximum of 2 days.

The CCBC is supported by Practice Direction 7C of the Civil Procedure Rules.

Where a fee is due, cheques should be made payable to 'Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS)'.

Email contacts

Please note we accept attachments to process such as N9 response forms or requests from Claimants for continuation of proceedings.

Defendant Enquiries: ccbcdefendants@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Claimant Enquiries: ccbcclaimants@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

HM Courts & Tribunals Service

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