Administration of Justice Act 1970

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Administration of Justice Act 1970
United Kingdom
Date passed 1970
Reforms the Debtors Act 1869
Status: In force

The Administration of Justice Act 1970 (c. 31) is a UK Act of Parliament. Section 11[1] reforms the Debtors Act 1869 by further restricting the circumstances in which debtors may be sent to prison. Section 40[2] includes a number of provisions forbidding creditors such as debt collection agencies from harassing debtors, including:

  • Excessive demands for payment
  • Falsely claiming that criminal proceedings will follow after failing to pay a debt
  • Falsely pretending to be officially authorised to collect payment
  • Producing false documents claiming to have some official status that they do not have

See also[edit]

Administration of Justice Act


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