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Notice to defaulting practitioner

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Rule 14: Notice to defaulting practitioner


The SRA shall not make a grant unless:


a communication has been sent to the defaulting practitioner at his, her or its last known correspondence address or to his, her or its representative informing the defaulting practitioner of the nature and value of the application; and


not less than eight days have elapsed since the date of receipt of such communication, which shall be regarded as the day following the date of the communication.


If it appears to the SRA that:


any communication sent under rule 14.1 will not come to the attention of the defaulting practitioner or his, her or its representative; or


a grant should be made urgently as an interim measure to protect the interests of an applicant or potential applicant to the Fund,

then the SRA may make a grant notwithstanding failure to comply with the provisions of this rule.


Where the SRA has made a grant as an interim measure in accordance with rule 14.2(b), the SRA shall as soon as practicable send the communication referred to in rule 14.1(a) and may (insofar as the failure to communicate before the making of the grant has prejudiced the defaulting practitioner) waive in whole or in part the Fund's right of recovery against the defaulting practitioner.