Welcome to the Office of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman (NIJAO).

The purpose of the Office is to investigate complaints from applicants for judicial appointments of alleged maladministration by the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (the Commission) or by Committees of the Commission.

In investigating a complaint the Ombudsman aims to be impartial, accessible and effective. In the event of maladministration being upheld the Ombudsman will seek redress and, through recommendation and constructive feedback, aim to improve standards and practices in the organisation concerned.