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An attachment of earnings order (AEO) is a means of enforcing maintenance obligations under a court order made in the Family Court or the High Court, whether or not...

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A charging order is an order enabling the payment of a judgment debt to be secured by imposing a charge against certain types of the debtor’s capital assets. The effect...

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Enforcement against a company A company is a legal entity distinct from its owner and controller. The same principle applies to trust assets owned by the trustee on...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications, inter alia, for practitioners considering...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications, inter alia, for practitioners considering which courts...

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This Practice Note details initial considerations when considering the enforcement of a financial order made in family proceedings, including the applicable rules for...

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Undertakings and agreements Undertakings and agreements between parties in financial proceedings are recorded in the preamble to the order where the court lacks the...

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By virtue of section 24A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) (and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 equivalent), the court can make an order for the...

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Search and recovery Where a person is required by an order under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) to give up a child to another person and the...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications, inter alia, for practitioners considering which courts...

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Notices and restrictions may be used to afford some limited protection of an asset comprising land or property, which comprises registered land, in respect of which an...

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Occasionally, a respondent (debtor) can apparently disappear causing difficulties with enforcement. If no information of use is known and there is no forwarding address,...

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A problem for practitioners considering enforcement action can be a lack of information about the extent of a respondent's (the debtor's) assets or income. One option is...

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The High Court has a general power to appoint a receiver by virtue of section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (SCA 1981). SCA 1981, s 37(6) provides for the provisions...

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Note that the single Family Court replaced the previous three tiers of court structure (family proceedings court, County Court, High Court), save that the High Court...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications, inter alia, for practitioners considering...

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