Section 58 – Money recoverable summarily as civil debt

Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980

(1) A magistrates’ court shall have power to make an order on complaint for the payment of any money recoverable summarily as a civil debt.

(2) Any sum payment of which may be ordered by a magistrates’ court shall be recoverable summarily as a civil debt except—

(a) a sum recoverable on complaint for a magistrates’ court maintenance order; or

(b) a sum that may be adjudged to be paid by a summary conviction or by an order enforceable as if it were a summary conviction.