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.
Similar to a Charging Order, only of use against homeowners, prevents sale, transfer or remortgage of property without payment of full sum, interest and expenses, as well as expenses of putting Inhibition in place.
Goods belonging to the debtor can, subject to statutory rules, be attached and sold. This means that the debtor is notified of an attachment and in the event that the debtor wishes to avoid the sale of goods will come to an acceptable payment arrangement. If they do not do so, the debtor’s goods can be sold to set against the debt due (subject to certain statutory exceptions and limitations).