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The Scottish Tax Tribunals (Conduct and Fitness Assessment Tribunal) Rules 2015

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15.—(1) A person complaining may, by writing to the Scottish Ministers to that effect, withdraw the complaint at any time before the President has received a report about it under rule 13(1).

(2) Where a complaint is withdrawn before it is referred to a nominated judge under rule 9, the disciplinary judge is to consider whether further consideration of an allegation of misconduct in it is appropriate.

(3) If so, the allegation is to continue to be considered under these Rules as if the complaint had not been withdrawn.

(4) Where a complaint is withdrawn after it is referred to a nominated judge under rule 9, the nominated judge is to consider whether further investigation of an allegation of misconduct in it is appropriate.

(5) If so, the allegation is to continue to be investigated under these Rules as if the complaint had not been withdrawn.

(6) Where an allegation is continuing to be investigated by virtue of paragraph (3) or (5), any requirement in these Rules or in the statement of the procedure decided on under rule 11(6) to communicate a matter to or to seek comments from the person complaining ceases to apply.

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