AndyPandy wrote:The writ is made out to Alan J. Smith (looking at their web site he works for HCE Group) he's presumably the Authorised Officer otherwise the High Court wouldn't have issued the writ to him.
Alan has a commitment to professional standards throughout the enforcement industry. He started his career in local government working in a number of posts in the General Rates, Poll Tax and Council Tax departments of two local authorities. He realised early on in his career that enforcement was the pathway he wanted to take.
He left the public sector in 1993 to join a Yorkshire Sheriff’s office, passing the Sheriffs’ Officers’ Association examination in 1995 and appointed Sheriffs’ Officer for West and North Yorkshire and Cumbria in that year. Alan was made an Associate Partner in 1999. In the same year Alan became a committee member of the Sheriffs’ Officers’ Association and was also active on the National Sheriffs’ Campaign working group, promoting the use of Sheriffs’ Officers’ and the High Court for the enforcement of County Court judgments.
After joining one of the country’s largest High Court Enforcement offices in 2003 he was appointed an Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer by the Lord Chancellor a year later. Then, in 2007, he was made Chief Operations Officer and managed the field enforcement operations through a dedicated support team.
In 2010 Alan joined a Lancashire based Enforcement company to establish a High Court Enforcement department, before making his move to High Court Enforcement Group in December 2012 joining the management team at HCE Group as the Director of Corporate Governance.
Alan sits as a Director and Treasurer of the High Court Enforcement Officers’ Association. He has worked on the expert working group with the Security Industry Authority on a future licensing of enforcement agents and also worked closely with the Ministry of Justice to develop a new fee scale for High Court Enforcement. In addition, he sits on the Association’s educational board and is an ICM examiner for the Association’s newly established qualification.