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If a judgment creditor is aware that a judgment debtor is owed money by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), is it possible to apply for an interim third party debt order against the DWP?

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/12/2018

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  • If a judgment creditor is aware that a judgment debtor is owed money by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), is it possible to apply for an interim third party debt order against the DWP?

If a judgment creditor is aware that a judgment debtor is owed money by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), is it possible to apply for an interim third party debt order against the DWP?

A third party debt order (TPDO) is a method of enforcement by which a judgment creditor may enforce a debt against money owed to the judgment debtor by a third party who is within the jurisdiction. This includes money held in the judgment debtor's name in a bank or building society or money owed to a self-employed judgment debtor in the course of their trade. The court has discretion as to whether to grant a TPDO and whether it does so will depend on the circumstances at the time of enforcement.

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