What is the Bailiffs Section in a Civil case?

by | Feb 8, 2019 | Blog

The Bailiffs Section is a department in the State Courts that handles the enforcement proceedings commenced by parties who want to execute their Judgments and Orders (e.g. a Writ of Seizure and Sale that a party files to recover and obtain the monies that the losing Defendant has been ordered to pay to the winning Plaintiff in case) 

Bailiffs may have the authority given to them under the State Courts Act to enter the house of the judgment debtor or a third party’s premises to execute and carry into effect all Writs of Execution and Court Orders.

When carrying out enforcement proceedings, bailiffs will wear carry valid passes issued by the State courts to help identify them as Court officials to members of the public and third parties.

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Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.