The Enforcement of Judgments Office (EJO) was established in 1971 and replaced the old Sherriff's and Bailiff System. It operates under two pieces of legislation, The Judgments Enforcement (NI) Order 1981 (1981 No226 (NI 6)) - 'the order' and The Judgments Enforcement (NI) Rules 1981 (1981 No147) - 'the rules'. The EJO is the stautory body in the jurisdiction of Northern Ireland for the enforcement of Civil Court judgments in respect of money, goods property and land.
The EJO requires the work of supplying credit and financial information relating to debtors to be outsourced to a suitably qualified organisation. The Service Provider will be normally required to provide the service of the provision of financial information every weekday and on rare occasions on a Saturday or Sunday.