Commentary

149 Dismissal without consideration of the merits

BUILDING SOCIETIES vol 6(1)
| Commentary

149 Dismissal without consideration of the merits

| Commentary

149 Dismissal without consideration of the merits

The Ombudsman may dismiss a complaint without considering its merits in a range of different circumstances1. Where the Ombudsman considers that the complaint may be one which should be dismissed without consideration of its merits, he must give the complainant an opportunity to make representations before he makes his decision2. If he then decides that the complaint should be dismissed, he must give reasons to the complainant for that decision and inform the society of that decision3.

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