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EXECUTION AGAINST GOODS, WRIT OF FIERI FACIAS (FI FA) AND WARRANT OF EXECUTION

Article 8(1) of the High Court and County Courts Jurisdiction Order 199114 provides that a judgment or order obtained in a county court for the payment of money which is for a sum of £5,000 or more can only be enforced by means of execution against goods in the High Court. Therefore, if this method of enforcement is required, the judgment must be enforced in the High Court by writ of fi fa. On the other hand, if a county court judgment is for a sum of less than £2,000, it can only be enforced by means of execution against goods in a county court. However, a High Court judgment for less than £2,000 can be enforced in the High Court. For amounts between £2,000 and £5,000 the judgment creditor can choose whether to enforce by means of execution against goods either in the High Court or county court.