earnings arrestment

earnings arrestment

in the Scots law of diligence or legal enforcement, the process whereby for ordinary debts the creditor serves notice on the debtor's employer and sums are deducted on a regular basis, calculated according to a statutory table. See CURRENT MAINTENANCE ARRESTMENT, CONJOINED ARRESTMENT ORDER.
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If the debt collectors are unsuccessful then the council has a number of routes they could take, including writing to your employer to place an earnings arrestment against you.
You can also wait to see if he gains employment and, after a service of a charge and the expiry of 14 days, instruct an earnings arrestment.
If you know where he works, you could lodge an earnings arrestment with his employers.
EARNINGS arrestment requires the employer to pay a sum according to a statutory table, as soon as practicable.
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