The CCUA Annual Conference usually takes place in October, please refer to the Events page for details of this years event.
Regional meetings are held either three or four times each year depending on the region. Meetings for the Greater London and South East region are held in London three times per year. In the South West (Bristol), Central (Birmingham) and Northern (Manchester or Leeds) regions, meetings are held four times per year.
Yes, you can! A whole array of businesses which supply and engage with either the legal profession or the credit sector benefit from being members of the CCUA.
Invoices for the following 12 months membership are issued in December.
There are two levels of CCUA membership. Corporate; which is £802 plus VAT per annum*, and Individual which is £122 plus VAT per annum*. *Fees are subject to change.
The CCUA acts as a focal point for communication between its members, the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunals Service. Regular regional meetings allow the members to raise and discuss issues which are fed back to the National Council which in turn holds regular liaison meetings with HMCTS. Prominent members of the Association also provide representation in other industry groups. The CCUA runs an Annual Conference which, as the highlight of the Association's year, provides a forum for all parties to network and exchange information.
To bring about improvements and consistency to the service offered by civil courts across the country. We do this by highlighting pressing issues on behalf of court users and through close liaison with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunals Service and The Association of Her Majesty's District Judges with whom we have established fruitful relationships.
The Association is run by a National Council consisting of the following officers: President, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition there are four Regional Chairs, a Policy and Reform Chair, a Chair of the Events Committee and The Association's Administrator. The officers of the Association are elected from the Association membership and they bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge from the legal profession and credit industry.
Both organisations and individuals that use, or have an interest in the operation of, the Civil Courts in England and Wales are members of the CCUA. In fact, they represent a very wide spectrum of court users from the legal profession, credit industry and ancillary businesses. Between them, CCUA members issue more than 85% of all civil proceedings for the recovery of debts.
Our administrative office is in The Midlands, but we cover the whole country (England & Wales) in our work.
The Association was launched on 3 February 1988 and was originally known as the County Court Users Association. On 1 September 1995, in light of the Interim Woolf Report on Access to Justice, the Association changed its name to the Civil Court Users Association to enable the Association to continue to represent the interests of its members concerning both the High Court and County Court.
We seek to improve the service provided by the courts and support members exclusively on court, commercial and civil litigation matters relating to debt recovery, insolvency, dispute resolution and more - working with the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunal Service on litigation matters relevant to the creditor sector.