Writ of sequestration (rule 81.20(1) and rule 81.27)

Published date21 March 2018
Subject MatterKing's Bench forms

No. 67

Writ of sequestration

(rule 81.20(1) and rule 81.27)



[ ] District Registry

Claim No.



ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

To (names of not less than four commissioners) greeting:

Whereas in this claim:

(1) it was on the (date) ordered that the defendant (name) should (state act defendant was ordered to do or abstain from doing),

(2) on (date) the defendant was found guilty of contempt of court in failing to comply with that order, and

(3) on (date) the Court gave the claimant permission to issue this writ of sequestration.

Take notice therefore, that we, confident of your prudence, integrity and fidelity, do by this writ authorise and command you, or any two or three of you,

(1) to enter upon and take possession of all the real and personal estate of the defendant (name),

(2) to collect, receive and take into your hands the rents and profits of his real estate and all his personal estate, and

(3) keep the same under sequestration in your hands until the defendant (name) shall comply with the order dated (date) and clear his contempt and the court make other order to the contrary.

Witness (name) Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, the (date)

This writ was issued by (name) of (address) [agent for (name) of (address)] solicitor for [the claimant] [or this writ was issued by the claimant (name) in person] who resides at (address).

The defendant resides (or as the case may be) at (address including county).

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