Under Part 3 of The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, the writ of fieri facias (also known as a writ of fi fa) was renamed the writ of control. This is part of the Ministry of Justice's desire to modernise the civil courts system.

The High Court writ of control is comparable to a warrant of execution in the County Court. It empowers an HCEO to take control of (seize) goods belonging to a judgment debtor in order that the judgment debt is settled, either by way of payment or sale of the goods taken into control.

You can read a summary of the changes or get the full details of the new regulations in our free to download 'Guide to Judgment Enforcement'.