418. Enforcement.

The courts will generally enforce any decision made by an adjudicator within his jurisdiction1. The scheme for construction contracts2 makes provision in relation to the enforcement of the adjudicator's decision3, but apart from that, the usual remedy for failure to pay in accordance with such a decision is to issue proceedings claiming the sum due, followed by an application for summary judgment4.

The court has held that the following matters do not constitute valid grounds for refusing summary judgment or granting a stay of execution:

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    (1)     the existence of a possible substantial counterclaim5;

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    (2)     the alleged impecuniosity of the party