Enforcement definition

What does Enforcement mean?

The action of compelling a party to comply with a judgment where it has not been complied with voluntarily and the time ordered for compliance has expired.

Enforcement is not undertaken by the court of its own motion; a successful claimant must make an application for any enforcement steps to be taken. The relevant procedures are set out in the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, rr 70-73.

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