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The Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998

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Powers of the adjudicator

15.  If, without showing sufficient cause, a party fails to comply with any request, direction or timetable of the adjudicator made in accordance with his powers, fails to produce any document or written statement requested by the adjudicator, or in any other way fails to comply with a requirement under these provisions relating to the adjudication, the adjudicator may—

(a)continue the adjudication in the absence of that party or of the document or written statement requested,

(b)draw such inferences from that failure to comply as circumstances may, in the adjudicator’s opinion, be justified, and

(c)make a decision on the basis of the information before him attaching such weight as he thinks fit to any evidence submitted to him outside any period he may have requested or directed.

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