Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

186.

Enforcement.

186.— (1) A maintenance creditor who fails to obtain a sum of money due under an attachment of earnings order, or the clerk to whom the sum falls to be paid, may sue for the sum as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction, if the failure to obtain the sum is caused by—

( a) a person failing, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 177(3) or (4) , or 180 , or an order under section 179 or 183 (2) , or

( b) a person, without reasonable excuse, giving a false or misleading statement under section 179(1) or notification under section 180.

(2) A person who gives to a court a statement pursuant to section 179 or a notification under section 180 that he or she knows to be false or misleading commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to F70 [ a class C fine ] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.

(3) A person who contravenes section 177(3) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to F71 [ a class E fine ].

Annotations:

Amendments:

F70

Substituted (2.08.2011) by Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (23/2011), s. 61(d)(i), commenced on enactment.

F71

Substituted (2.08.2011) by Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (23/2011), s. 61(d)(ii), commenced on enactment.