Satisfying a Jersey judgment

Jersey judgments are shown as either satisfied or unsatisfied on the Register. Satisfied means you have paid in full, unsatisfied means you have not.

If you have fully paid the judgment more than a calendar month after the judgment date, you can apply to have it shown as satisfied by providing us with proof of payment as listed below. From here, the record will be updated as ‘satisfied’ on the Register where it will remain for the six-year period from the date of judgment.

Step one

Obtain written evidence from the plaintiff, or the plaintiff’s solicitor, confirming:

  • date of judgment
  • amount of judgment
  • date that the debt was repaid in full
Step two

Forward the original documents to Registry Trust Limited, 153 – 157 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 6QW, with confirmation of your name and address at the time of the judgment. Please also enclose the administration fee of £6.00 (made payable to “Registry Trust Limited”) for each named person or business at a specified address or limited company name.

Cancelling/setting aside a judgment

Judgments can only be removed from the Register if they are:

  • set aside by the court
  • paid prior to the court action
  • paid in full within one calendar month of the date of judgment

If the judgment was entered in error or paid before the court action, you will need to:

  • Royal Courts – application should be made to the court to have the judgment set aside, for which a court fee is payable.
  • Petty Debt Court – contact the Magistrates’ Court Greffe.

The court will advise you of the procedure and cost. Applications to set aside/cancel can only be made if the judgment was taken in absence. The court also requires a sworn affidavit to support the application, detailing the following aspects that may be applicable:

  • reason for absence in court at the time of judgment
  • circumstances under which the judgment became known and the steps taken to remedy the situation
  • outline of the defence to the claim

The Courts will notify us when the judgment has been set aside and we will remove the item from the Register. Alternatively, the Register can be updated by sending us:

Step one

Written evidence from the claimant, or the claimant’s solicitor, confirming:

  • date of judgment
  • amount of judgment
  • date that the debt was repaid in full or confirming that the judgment went ahead in error
Step two

Forward the original documents to Registry Trust Limited, 153 – 157 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 6QW, with confirmation of your name and address at the time of the judgment. Please also enclose the administration fee of £6.00 (made payable to “Registry Trust Limited”) for each named person or business at a specified address or limited company name.

Once we receive the necessary information from the relevant court or the appropriate evidence the record will be removed from the Register.

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