488. The case against the respondent.

If the respondent1 appears at the hearing, each charge must be read in his presence2, when he may, if he so desires, object to the charge, or any part of it, in point of law3. The solicitor4 may answer any such objection, and the respondent has the right of final reply. If the objection is upheld no further proceedings may be taken on that charge or that part of the charge to which the objection relates5. The respondent must be asked whether he admits each charge6. In relation to any charge that is denied, the respondent must be asked