Bailiff (Ro.: executor judecătoresc, aprod, Gr.: δικαστικός επιμελητής, Cz.: soudní vykonavatel) (See also: Deputy, Distress, Magistrate, Marshall, Sheriff, Steward) = (continental law system) an individual acting upon special authorization whose job is to execute court orders by collecting the possessions belonging to persons who haven’t paid their debts. (American law system) an official whose responsibility is to guard prisoners and to maintain the order in the Court.
There can be either private bailiffs (employed by private firms) or public bailiffs (working for the court); medieval bailiffs were empowered with local administrative authority.
~ action (procedură de executare silită) = a legal document sent to the debtor which includes the bailiff fees, following the establishment of the liability by the Court
~ company (firmă de executare silită) = a private company collecting fees and charges from its debtors by means of bailiffs
http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/SN04103/the-current-regulation-of-bailiffs - The current UK regulation on bailiffs
http://www.dealingwithbailiffs.co.uk/caselaw.htm - Legal precedents and case-law on bailiffs in UK
Organizations and associations
http://www.civea.co.uk/about.htm - Bailiff’s Professional Associations ACEA
http://www.ohiobailiffs.com - Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association
http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/wales/debt_w/debt_action_your_creditor_can_take_e/debt_bailiffs_e/about_bailiffs.htm - Advice guide about bailiffs
https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-bailiffs/how-to-complain-about-a-bailiff - UK Government Guide on how to complain about a bailiff
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Parsons, Geoff, Rowcliffe Smith, Tim, 2006, EG Council Tax Handbook, EG Books
By Oana Gligan