What is a Jersey Judgment?
A Jersey judgment is issued by a Jersey Court if you fail to repay money owed to a plaintiff, and the plaintiff has decided to take court action to retrieve the money.
You should receive a court summons explaining the details of a judgment which will provide you with the opportunity to dispute it.
You may not receive the court summons if you have moved address and have not notified the plaintiff.
Once the judgment has been granted details are submitted to Registry Trust for inclusion on the public Register.
We will contact you by letter, using the information provided to us by the court, to let you know that a judgment is due to go on to the Register.
If the judgment is paid within a calendar month of the judgment date and proof of payment is provided to us, we will remove the judgment.
The Register for Jersey contains details of monetary judgments submitted in the Petty Debts and Royal Courts of Jersey.
The information appearing on the Register is as follows:
• Court name
• Name and address of the defendant the judgment was recorded against
• Date and amount of judgment
• Details of ‘satisfaction’ once Registry Trust has been provided with proof of payment
Judgments stay on the public Register for six years unless Set-Aside or cancelled.
Any judgment showing on our public Register is also sent to the credit reference agencies for inclusion on their files.
Click here for more information on how to satisfy a Jersey judgment.
Details of the Plaintiff are available, to the defendant, direct from the relevant court.
The Petty Debts and Royal Court in Jersey do not have the facility to add a date of birth to a judgment, therefore every judgment the court sends over to Registry Trust will not contain this information.
Judgments stay on the public Register for 6 years from the date of judgment. Details of these judgments and any subsequent amendments are passed to the credit reference agencies for inclusion in their files.