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Adjudication: heaven for some, but hell for homeowners

Is adjudication a good thing? This question calls to mind a sketch from the popular '80s television programme Not the Nine O'clock News. Mel Smith, in the unlikely guise of a free-thinking clergyman, was interviewed while lolling, irreverently, on the steps of a place of worship. 'Is the devil bad?' the interviewer asked. 'Well', mused the modern minister, 'that is one of those theological grey areas. '


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