A government consultation paper plans to protect consumers from unresolved debts stemming from unfair county court judgments (CCJs) in a move to tackle concerns about ‘rogue companies’ such as parking enforcement businesses.

Concerns were raised that some companies are deliberately sending claims to incorrect addresses.
This can severely impact credit ratings and the issue may come to light only years later when an application for a mortgage or loan is rejected.

Proposals include:
• Striking a CCJ from the register immediately once unknown debts are resolved and a judge agrees the person was unaware
• Protecting consumers who do not receive mail because it is sent to an old address
• A government information campaign providing a ‘centralised, trusted source’ to raise awareness and help people deal with unresolved debts.

Justice minister Dominic Raab said: ‘Debts should be paid, not exploited by a minority of cowboys who need reining in.’
Over the past four years, the number of CCJs has risen by almost two thirds (59%), with more than one million issued in 2016.

The government is also considering standardised practice across parking companies, eliminating unfair charges and reducing the instances of claims where the consumer may be unaware of a parking charge being applied.

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 Vijay advises both Corporate and Private clients on cost-effective ways of bringing and defending claims in the Courts. He has successfully acted on numerous large contractual claims and many disputed probate cases. Vijay has lived in Oldham most of his life. After graduating from Leeds University, he trained at Wrigley Claydon, where he soon became one of the youngest partners in the country. Vijay is happily married and has two children. He has served as a member of the Parochial Church Council at St. Paul’s Church and as a Founder Trustee of Emmaus Mossley takes a great interest in the local community. He is now the Chairman of Governors at the school (Oldham Hulme Grammar) where he was once the head boy. Vijay is also a Trustee of the nationally acclaimed Francis House Children's Hospice as well as being an Assessor in Oldham's "Dragon's Den".