Information on Civil Recovery

In the legal systems of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom, the principle of ‘civil recovery’ (also known as civil recovery scheme or civil recovery regime) is established in law under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.[4] Specifically, part 5 of the Act deals with the recovery of the proceeds of crime from un-convicted defendants through proceedings in the civil courts (the High Court, or in Scotland, Court of Session).

There are a number of web sites you can visit for information. There is a lot of information available to both retail and individuals, you can contact the county court on the number below to seek information and advice, however at any point if you are unsure please seek some legal advice before proceeding.

County Court

County Court
Newport County Court
5th Floor Clarence House
Clarence Place
Newport Gwent
NP19 7AA
01633 245040

The Customer Services Department will send you a claims pack on request.  You can also complete the process online if you prefer.

It is also worth noting that there are alternative ways to resolve claims.  As part of the pack received, there will be information on mediation.


Claim Amount Court Costs
Up to £300 £30
£300—£500 £45
£500—£1,000 £65

The above costs are liable to change.

Taking advantage of the services of a Solicitor or Legal Executive may help the process run smoother and remove the   burden.  However, this will incur extra costs, which a Solicitor could advise you on recovering from the other party.  If you decide to proceed without the legal assistance you may add your costs to your claim and request that the Court consider awarding costs in its judgment.


Information regarding the crime, the incident and all parties involved can be applied for by contacting:

The Data Protection Unit
Caerleon House,
Block A
Mamhilad Industrial Park
NP44 0XX