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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to guide listeners through the merits and procedure to obtain an Attachment of Earnings Order against a judgment debtor in default.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how an Attachment of Earnings Order works;
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of AEOs as a method of enforcement;
  • Understand the circumstances under which an AEO can be sought;
  • Understand the procedure to obtain an AEO;
  • Know what sources of income are affected by an AEO;
  • Understand the impact on the rights and duties of employers, judgment debtors and judgment creditors when an order is made.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007;
  • Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 ss14, 16, 24, Part II Sch. 3;
  • Limitation Act 1980 s24;
  • County Court Rules 1984 rr7, 27;
  • CPR 71 (Orders To Obtain Information From Judgment Debtors);
  • CPR 70 (General Rules About Enforcment);
  • CPR 30 (Transfer);
  • Lowsley v Forbes (1999) 1 AC 329.

In this podcast, James Sheedy guides us through Attachment of Earnings Orders (AEOs) as a method of eforcement in civil litigation. An attachment of earnings order provides that a proportion of a judgment debtor´s earnings is deducted by his employer and paid to the judgment creditor until the judgment debt is paid off. This podcast discusses what practitioners need to do to obtain one against a debtor in default.

Podcast added: 12/08/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-27

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