Dutch colleagues learning from the masters!!
Over the past year Shergroup has been giving considerable
assistance to the Koninklijke Beroepsorganisatie van Gerechtsdeurwaarders
- the Dutch Royal Professional Organisation of Judicial
Officers - with research they are doing into proposals to
reform civil judgment enforcement law in the Netherlands.
Of course, this is something that we here in England and
Wales have considerable recent experience of (and maybe
one day we will actually get there), and with Claire Sandbrook
(former chair of the HCEOA, former member of the Lord Chancellor's
Advisory Group on Enforcement Service Delivery and current
vice-chair of the ICM) and Chris Bell (former senior policy
manager at the MoJ on civil enforcement policy) on board
Shergroup are ideally placed to offer their assistance and
the benefit of their experience.
The Dutch are currently reviewing their own laws on this
matter, which apparently haven't been updated since 1838,
and approached Shergroup for 'chapter and verse' on the
current position in England and Wales and also for updates
on current thinking as to the future of enforcement law
and enforcement agent regulation within our own jurisdiction.
the past year we have helped advise the KBvG on matters
such as powers of entry, exempt goods, process serving and
the structure and organisation of the civil enforcement
profession in England and Wales.
These are just the latest examples of assistance we willingly
give to our counterparts in other parts of the world.
This can be time-consuming but ultimately rewarding work
- and is a clear indication of the high esteem in which
Shergroup is held across Europe. When overseas colleagues
want help and guidance on these issues, and when they need
answers that they know will be well-informed and provided
quickly and without fuss, they know where to come - Shergroup.