writ of delivery

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In civil proceedings, a writ of execution to enforce a judgment or order for the delivery of goods. It directs the High Court Enforcement Officer (formerly the sheriff) to seize the goods and deliver them to the claimant or to recover their assessed value. If the writ does not offer the defendant the option of retaining the goods by paying their assessed value, it is known as a writ of specific delivery. In the county court a judgment or order for the delivery of goods is enforced by a bailiff under a warrant of delivery. Relevant procedural rules are set out in Schedules 1 and 2 to the Civil Procedure Rules.

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