(1) If a person (“the defaulter”) fails to comply with a requirement imposed under section 231, the ombudsman may certify that fact in writing to the court and the court may enquire into the case.
(2) If the court is satisfied that the defaulter failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirement, it may deal with the defaulter (and, in the case of a body corporate, any director or [other] officer) as if he were in contempt[; and “officer”, in relation to a limited liability partnership, means a member of the limited liability partnership].
(3) “Court” means—
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