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A browse on Companies House shows CIVEA to have been struck off on 18th September 2012 for failing to provide accounts? does this mean the bailiff bonds they used to underwrite and the input to the MoJ is now carried out by a sole trader?

 

Anyone got thoughts on this?

 

WD

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Civil enforcement association ltd (civea) registered april 2011

 

Directors :- colin naylor (director - dukes)

Michael shang (director - rossendales)

Paul caddy (private parking companies background)

Simon jacobs (director - jacobs)

None of the beliefs held by "Freemen on the land" have ever been supported by any judgments or verdicts in any criminal or civil court cases.

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Wonder how this affects their status, and whether they are actually allowed to operate as a Sole Trader being a "Trade Body" purporting to represent enforcement companies?

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The bailiff: A 12th Century solution re-branded as Enforcement Agents for the 21st Century to seize and sell debtors goods as before Oh so Dickensian!

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Wonkeydonkey......you are CORRECT !!

 

This is really odd and I am very surprised indeed.

 

According to Companies House CIVEA Ltd was incorporated on 1st February 2011 and on that same date, Dr Steve Everson was appointed as a Director.

 

On 5th June 2012 an advertisement was placed in the London Gazette regarding CIVEA's failure to file accounts and accordingly, CIVEA was eventually struck off Companies House and dissolved on 18th September 2012.

 

I will make some more enquiries today as CIVEA also, as part of their "membership" package issue "Bailiff Bonds".

 

This is really odd.

 

Thank you WD.

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I wonder how long it will take for this information to be copied by other forums??

Not long before a certain site with a merry vapour trail at the helm, makes out it renders CIVEA unlawful.

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CIVEA as a "body" does appear to still exist.

 

At the same address is also registered the following company:

 

Name & Registered Office:

 

CIVIL ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED

513 BRADFORD ROAD

BATLEY

WEST YORKSHIRE

WF17 8LL

Company No. 07605050

 

Status : ACTIVE

 

Date of Incorporation : 14/04/2011

 

Accounting Reference Date: 31/01

Last Accounts Made Up To: 30/04/2012 (TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL)

Next Accounts Due: 31/10/2013

Last Return Made Up To: 14/04/2013

Next Return Due: 12/05/2014

 

However, It appears that CIVEA is failing to comply with the Business Name Act 2006, in that it is not correctly displaying at all who CIVEA actually is.

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TomTubby, May I ask what clarification?

 

CIVEA LTD : Company No. 07512697

CIVEA LIMITED

513 BRADFORD ROAD

BATLEY

WEST YORKSHIRE

UNITED KINGDOM

WF17 8LL

 

is as WD stated now dissolved 18/09/2012

 

CIVIL ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED

513 BRADFORD ROAD

BATLEY

WEST YORKSHIRE

WF17 8LL

Company No. 07605050

 

is still active

 

However and rather interesting is that civea.co.uk is registered to yet another company at the same address

 

Domain name:

civea.co.uk

 

Registrant:

The Association of Civil Enforcement Agencies Limited

 

Registrant type:

UK Limited Company, (Company number: 3210173)

 

Registrant's address:

Victoria Mills

513 Bradford Road

Batley

WF17 8LL

United Kingdom

 

and companies house show this

 

Status: Active - Proposal to Strike off

Date of Incorporation: 10/06/1996

 

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

ACEA was the original "body" for the bailiff industry before they combined with CIVEA.

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I now see what they have done. Thank you Sweep.

 

CIVEA no longer register themselves at Companies House as CIVEA and INSTEAD are registered as CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES LTD.

 

Well.....at least they know that people here on the forum don't miss a thing !!!!!

 

PS: I think it was this particular forum which last year noticed that Shergroup and some of the other companies which share the same Director were also the subject to advertisements in the London Gazette and were then dissolved. This was only rectified a few weeks later.

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Just thought I would add this one which is Jacobs bailiffs, No 07916116

 

Status: Active - Proposal to Strike off

Date of Incorporation: 19/01/2012

 

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Company Type: Private Limited Company

Nature of Business (SIC):

None Supplied

Accounting Reference Date: 31/01

Last Accounts Made Up To: (NO ACCOUNTS FILED)

Next Accounts Due: 19/10/2013

Last Return Made Up To:

Next Return Due: 16/02/2013 OVERDUE

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Strike Jacobs off? The sooner the better and close tem down. I'm sure they are trying to emulate the late unlamented Drakes with their nastiness.

 

They will doubtless phoenix though and rise again.

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In fact since the 1960's Jacobs have traded as Sole Traders under the name of Jacobs Certificated Bailiffs as opposed to being a Limited Company and it would seem that last year,they decided to set up a Limited Company with the same name although this company does not appear to have traded and look like being dissolved.

 

Clearly the good folk here on the forum will make sure that each company "toes the line".....

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