“The Sheriffs are Coming” is the hit BBC One series, winner of the best Daytime Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2014.
New prime time series starts Wednesday 4th January 2017
The sheriffs are back on BBC One at 8pm on Wednesday evenings for a series of six 60-minute prime time episodes featuring the team from The Sheriffs Office, starting on 4th January 2017.
This is a reversion of the fifth series for prime time viewing, which included new cases and some new faces amongst the team of enforcement agents, joining those familiar from previous series, including Lawrence Grix and Kevin McNally.
About the programme
The programme follows the work of High Court Enforcement Officers from The Sheriffs Office attempting to recover money on behalf of their clients, who include individuals, as well as businesses and their solicitors who have won court judgments, but have not been paid.
As they battle against sieges, barricades and debtors who will do all they can to avoid paying what a judge says they owe, find out if The Sheriffs Office can help people in their hour of need.
Who are the Sheriffs?
We are High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) and until 2004 HCEOs were known as Sheriffs Officers.
HCEOs enforce County Court judgments (CCJ) over £600 and High Court judgments throughout England and Wales using a Writ of Control. Judgments up to six years old may be enforced by an HCEO.
Advice from Lawrence Grix, Enforcement Manager
As Enforcement Manager at The Sheriffs Office, Lawrence’s advice is:
“If you get a judgment issued against you, don’t just ignore it. If you fail to pay it, don’t be surprised when a High Court Enforcement Officer attends and seizes your goods. So many debtors think they can just ignore the court paperwork; once we arrive and seize their goods, the sums due can increase significantly”.
If you’ve had a judgment issued against you and you haven’t paid it, there is every likelihood that the Sheriffs are coming!