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Tribunal Awards and the register


The Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines includes details of Tribunal Awards relating to individuals, companies and businesses where action has been taken to enforce the Award.

Registration of Tribunal Awards

Registry Trust Ltd (RTL) is contracted to the Ministry of Justice to maintain the statutory public Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines.

One section of this has, since 1st April 2009, included details of enforced Tribunal Awards relating to individuals, companies or businesses subject to a Tribunal decision as a result of which a sum of money is payable.

What's on the register

This section contains Awards from the First-tier Tribunals, the Upper Tribunals, Employment Tribunals or Employment Appeal Tribunals. Please note that not all Awards are entered onto the Register. Details of an Award are only added to the Register once steps have been taken in the High Court or County Court to enforce the Tribunal decision. The Register will then show the amount of the debt.

The types of Tribunals in the High Court or the Royal Courts of Justice are:

First Tier Tribunal – Transport
First Tier Tribunal – Care Standards
First Tier Tribunal – HM Land Registry
First Tier Tribunal – Charity
First Tier Tribunal – Gambling
First Tier Tribunal – Information
First Tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support
Upper Tribunal – Land
Upper Tribunal – Tax
Upper Tribunal – Administrative
 
The types of Tribunals in the County Court are:
Employment Tribunal
Employment Appeals Tribunal
First Tier Tribunal – Transport
First Tier Tribunal – Care Standards
First Tier Tribunal – HM Land Registry
First Tier Tribunal – Charity
First Tier Tribunal – Gambling
First Tier Tribunal – Information
First Tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support
Upper Tribunal – Land
Upper Tribunal – Tax
Upper Tribunal – Administrative
ACAS Settlements
ACAS Conditional Settlements

Unless the Award is set aside or reversed, or is cancelled because it was repaid within one calendar month of the date of registration, details of the Award will remain on the Register for a period of six years from the date of the Tribunal Award.

The information appearing on the Register includes:

• The name and address of the defendant.
• Details of the court and case number.
• The amount, and date of Award.
• Satisfaction details once RTL has been notified by the court.

Satisfying or removing an enforced Tribunal Award entry

The courts are required to notify RTL of any subsequent amendment to the Register, including when an enforced Award is satisfied or set aside.

Enforced Tribunal Awards are only removed if they were entered in error, paid before the court action or paid within one calendar month from the date of Award.

Amending the register

If a defendant feels that details of a registration are inaccurate, application should be made to RTL providing particulars of the Tribunal Award and stipulating the required amendment.

If a recent search of the Register has not been undertaken, the requisite search fee must be enclosed.

The query will be raised with the relevant court who will investigate and respond to RTL. Upon receipt of their response, the defendant will be advised and, if appropriate, the Register will be amended.

Who uses the information

Details of enforced Tribunal Awards held on the Register, and any subsequent amendments, may be passed to commercial organisations such as credit reference agencies and may then be supplied to credit grantors and others seeking information regarding an individual’s financial standing.

Public searches of the Tribunal Awards section of the Register can be made for yourself or others.

 

Employment Tribunal Fast Track Awards

In situations where an applicant has been successful at an Employment Tribunal but has not received the payment from the respondent, a fast track process to assist with enforcement came into effect on 6th April 2010.

 
From this date, as soon as a respondent has defaulted in payment of the Award an employee can complete an Enforcement Form and send this to Registry Trust Ltd (RTL) together with the documents mentioned on the Form. There is also a court fee of £66 (made payable to HM Courts and Tribunals Service) required which is added to the amount the respondent already owes.

RTL allocates a High Court Enforcement Officer to whom the documents are sent and the Officer will arrange for the issue of the writ of control and then attempt to recover the monies owed.

For further details about employment Tribunal Fast track and copies of the relevant forms please see direct.gov.uk.

For more information about High Court Enforcement Officers please see www.hceoa.org.uk .

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