How to satisfy a High Court Judgment (HCJ)

HCJ’s are shown as either satisfied or unsatisfied on the Register. Satisfied means you have paid in full, unsatisfied means you have not. You can ask the court for this to be corrected if it is wrong.

If you have fully paid the HCJ more than a calendar month after the judgment date, you can apply to have it shown as satisfied by providing the court with proof of payment. The satisfied judgment will stay on the Register for the statutory six years from the date of the judgment.

When the court has received the proof of payment, they should notify us to amend the Register, to show the record as ‘satisfied’. Once updated, the Register will show that your debt has been fully paid and the date it was paid.

If you require a certificate showing that your record has been paid, you can apply to the relevant court for a 'Certificate of Satisfaction'. There is a court fee of £15 for the certificate.

You can only receive a “Certificate of Satisfaction’ if your debt is paid in full; part repayments are not recorded.

Cancelling/setting aside a High Court Judgment (HCJ)

The court will set aside a judgment if it has been:

  • entered in error
  • paid before the court date
  • cancelled because full repayment was made within one calendar month of the judgment date

If a judgment was entered in error, an application can be made to the court to have the judgment set aside for which a court fee of £255. If granted, the court should notify us to remove the judgment from the Register.

If you have fully paid the HCJ within a month of the judgment date, you can apply to have it set-aside/cancelled by providing the court with proof of payment. The judgment will be removed from the Register once we have been notified by the court.

If full payment is made within one month, you can also apply to the relevant court for a Certificate of Cancellation, available for a court fee of £15.

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