The law regarding the enforcement of adjudication decisions has been relatively settled for some time. Regular readers of the PLC blogs will be familiar with the basic concepts. Time and time again decisions from the courts have confirmed that, so long as an adjudicator asks himself the correct questions, acts within his jurisdiction and manages to keep on the right side of the rules of natural justice, his decision will be enforced, even if it is actually wrong in law or in fact.
Having said all that, it’s still possible for a surprising decision to come along every once in a while. This post looks at just such a surprise.