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Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

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13.  Without prejudice to the generality of Article 11 and to any powers conferred by this Order but subject to Article 12, the Office may—

(a)make enforcement orders;

(b)issue custody warrants;

(c)issue processes for the attendance and examination—

(i)of debtors as to their means; and

(ii)of any other persons appearing to the Office to be in possession of any information relevant to the means of debtors;

(d)conduct the examinations referred to in paragraph ( c);

(e)receive moneys in respect of payments of the whole or parts of amounts recoverable on foot of judgments;

(f)subject to any other statutory provision, stay enforcement of any judgment, whether before or after an application has been made under Article 22 or Article 23(1) and either absolutely or on such terms and conditions as it may consider proper;

(g)set aside, discharge or vary, either of its own motion or upon the application of a party to the proceedings or of any other person affected—

(i)any enforcement order; or

(ii)any custody warrant issued by it or any seizure made pursuant to an authorisation given under Article 43; or

(iii)subject to Article 21, any certificate of unenforceability; or

(iv)any notice or direction issued or given by it; or

(v)any order under Article 136(2)( a) dismissing an application for enforcement of a judgment or any order under Article 136(2)( b) or Article 137(2)( b) declaring that a priority attaching to such an application is forfeited; or

(vi)any administration order;

(h)issue notices of unenforceability and grant certificates of unenforceability;

(i)dismiss an application under Article 22 or 23.

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