Private bailiffs will be hired in all districts after the Supreme Court established a growing need for their services, it was announced on Thursday.
“The Supreme Court rules that the hiring of private bailiffs is necessary to cover current needs and is therefore asking for applications for the position to be made by November 15, so that licences can be issued,” the announcement said.
Chief registrar at the Supreme Court Irene Christodoulou told the Cyprus Mail that due to the economic crisis the number of positions for private bailiffs had increased.
Private bailiffs receive their licences from the Supreme Court but are employed by private law firms to perform various tasks like serving summonses. They are usually paid per case, which also includes travel expenses. Existing bailiffs are required to renew their licences every two years and can only work in the profession until the age of 70.
Christodoulou added that some position had been vacated but the ongoing crisis also necessitated news ones.
Anyone who applied for the position and was interviewed for such a position during the previous hiring period which ended on April 19 of this year will be immediately considered for the position and will not be required to re-apply or undergo another interview.
“Permits will be granted on a personal basis and bailiffs will be licensed by the Supreme Court to serve as an officer of the court to carry out their job in accordance with the law,” the announcement added.
For more information and to receive an application form, interested parties need to contact the registrar of the district court they wish to apply for.