Earnings Arrestment


If employment details for a debtor are known, Sheriff Officers can be instructed to serve an Earnings Arrestment Statutory deductions from the wages due to the debtor are then made and paid to the arresting creditor or their agents. If an employer fails to implement an arrestment the employer can be found liable to pay the sums which ought to have been deducted from the debtor’s earnings.



Any funds owed to the debtor but held by a third party (ie the debtor’s bank account, trade customers of the debtor etc) may be arrested in the third party’s hands and paid over to the creditor or their agents in satisfaction or part satisfaction of the debt.