October 8, 2010 2.38 pm This story is over 141 months old

Court repo man claws back 10% of city fines

Reaping rewards: A repo man for Lincoln Magistrates has won an innovation award for the money he has returned from companies.

A Court Fine Enforcement Officer from Lincoln Magistrates Court recovered around £330,000 in company fines.

Stephen Younger has managed to recoup 10% of the area’s £3.3m recovery levels by implementing an innovative way of returning penalties.

This led to an improvement in the area’s payment rate, and Younger received and innovation award at the HMCS National Awards ceremony in London.

Younger said: “It’s very pleasing and a great honour to receive this award.

“I had a huge amount of help in learning how companies work from other agencies with which I now have direct links, such as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority and the Environment Agency.

He added: “This has helped save court time and money.”

HMCS Chief Executive Chris Mayer said that the ceremony’s winners had all been very imaginative this year.

“All of today’s winners have responded imaginatively to challenges and taken the opportunity to improve the way we work within HMCS and across the justice system.

“Without their hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t have the courts service we have today. They are the people who make justice happen in all corners of England and Wales, ensuring that it is done and seen to be done.

“Their work makes a real difference to the people who use the courts and I feel privileged to work with such talented and inspirational people.”

Source, Photo: NDS