Meet the team

Mike Anderson, HCEO – Director

Mike Anderson is one of the founding directors of the National Eviction Team (formerly known as UK Evict) and has been a bailiff since 1988 and joined his local Sheriffs Office in 1993. He received his appointment as a Sheriffs Officer in 1995 for various counties around the country.

In March 2004 he was appointment as an Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO). Mike has a vast amount of experience, having been involved in every major eviction that the National Eviction Team has undertaken.

Mike served on the board of directors of the High Court Enforcement Officers Association and was their disciplinary chairman. He is also a Group Director of our parent company High Court Enforcement Group Limited, which provides enforcement solutions throughout England and Wales.

Mike deals with all things operational and serves in a bronze role when on an eviction site. He has extensive experience in dealing with trespassers and enjoys finding the right solutions to technical problems. He takes a practical approach to his role and embraces challenges.

Philip Evans, HCEO – Director

Philip Evans is an Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) and a solicitor. Philip and his team can deal with all aspects of an eviction, from advising on court procedure to the more technical aspects of stays of execution, bridle path access, Countryside and Wildlife Act and planning consents.

Philip qualified as a solicitor in 1976 and has been an under sheriff since 1997. He has been part of UK Evict National Eviction Team since 2005.

He has assisted on many evictions both in providing advice to claimants' solicitors advising on site and liasing on legal matters, for example, with Cheshire Police at Upton during a fracking protest.

Philip provides services to High Court Enforcement Group, dealing with issues that arise and applications made by parties involved in enforcement all over the country. He and his team have the capability to deal with the legal requirements for obtaining an order for possession and issue of a writ of possession against trespassers, advising generally or liaising with solicitors.

Martin Leyshon, HCEO – Director

Martin Leyshon is one of the funding directors of the National Eviction Team (formerly UK Evict). He started his enforcement career in 1989 and very quickly became an appointed Sheriffs Officer for numerous counties including Nottinghamshire. He received his appointment as an Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer in March 2004.

He has tirelessly served the Civil Court Justice system in many areas. One area of expertise in which Martin has specialised since 1995 is the safe extraction of environmental protestors from their tree-top https://nationalevictionteam.c... and underground tunnels by forming the National Eviction Team.

Martin has also been involved with every major eviction that the National Eviction Team has undertaken. His role is client/police/agency strategic planning, formulating the operational plan, health and safety plan, and risk assessment.

He served as the Chair of the High Court Enforcement Officers Association for six years, where he enjoyed forging the finer points of the Taking Control of Goods Regulations with the Ministry of Justice.

Although he retired as Chair in May 2016, Martin continues to serve on the High Court Enforcement Officers Association board of directors.

Alun Morgan - Operations Manager

Alun Morgan has been the operations manager for the National Eviction Team since 2007, coming from a background in senior management and logistics. Alun has built up a wealth of experience, managing the full eviction process on various high-profile sites across the UK.

Alun is SIA accredited and a certificated enforcement agent and is also responsible for the provision of post protestor removal security, ensuring the newly recovered land or buildings remain in your possession.

Gary Bovan, HCEO

Gary Bovan joined the enforcement industry in 1986, where he practiced as a bailiff to the sheriff and as a certificated bailiff. After being appointed by the Senior Master as a High Court Enforcement Officer, he sat as a Director of the High Court Enforcement Officers Association working on the education pathway for its members. He is currently a nominated tutor on the educational pathway, sharing his knowledge with new High Court Enforcement Officers.

He has an active role within the National Eviction Team and has dealt with a number of large-scale evictions throughout England and Wales. He has a passion for recovery and believes in fast, effective enforcement. He is one of the very few HCEOs who still has a practical hands-on approach to evictions. He demonstrates great strengths in his pragmatic approach to the preparation of complexed evictions regarding the operational planning and risk assessment.

David Asker, HCEO – Consultant

David Asker is an authorised High Court Enforcement Officer with over 34 years’ experience in specialist evictions and enforcement. He is the Director of Corporate Governance at The Sheriffs Office, part of High Court Enforcement Group.

He has worked on the removal of demonstrators from complex and high-profile locations, including St Pauls (Occupy), Admiralty Arch, Bexhill-Hastings by-pass, Manchester Airport and numerous fracking sites, including Balcombe. David regularly works with the National Eviction Team as a consultant, providing valuable advice, experience and expertise.