What a difference a little three letter word can make.
When the Mahon Tribunal was required to state in writing what matters would go to public hearings. Instead of saying “We are going to investigate”… (the infamous Fitzwilton £30,000 payment to the corrupt Ray Burke), those silly, very well paid legal people slipped up and said “We may…”
The Supreme Court zoomed in on this tiny word and zapped any further investigation.
You could say that these good members of the legal fraternity rode in like knights in shinning armour to rescue Sir Anthony from any potential embarrassment.