Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 301 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 46
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Potter, Rix LJJ and Sir Murray Stuart-Smith

Representation Adam Constable (instructed by Foot Anstey Sargent) for the claimant.
  The defendant did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 31 January 2002


Adjudication - Adjudicator - Jurisdiction - Adjudicator making error of law - Whether error constituting excess of jurisdiction or error in answering specific question - Whether decision of adjudicator binding and enforceable.

The Case

An adjudicator's jurisdiction was determined by and derived from the dispute that was referred to him. If he determined matters over and beyond that dispute, he had no jurisdiction and his decision was a nullity.

Practice Areas

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