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Can we appoint the same person to be the adjudicator in multiple adjudications between the same parties?

We act on behalf of a client who is the referring party in adjudication proceedings. There is no written construction contract between the parties. The contract was established through verbal agreements and performance by both parties. We referred the matter to adjudication and an adjudicator was appointed. However, the responding party challenged jurisdiction due to there being multiple contracts in place. We are now proceeding with separate adjudications and would like to nominate the original adjudicator to all of them since they are familiar with the facts and issues in dispute. However, we have no instructions to follow on appointing the adjudicator since there is no written contsruction contract. How do we appoint this adjudicator without a written contract for reference?
Anonymous (Private practice)

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