On [INSERT DATE OF INITIATION DECREE] I directed that a process to collect the proofs be undertaken to examine the allegation against [INSET NAME OF RESPONDENT].

Having received a report from the auditor which outlines the facts circumstances and imputability of the allegation in line with Canon 695.2 , it is my opinion that there is a case to answer.

As required under Canon 695.2 I therefore decree that the collection of proofs be closed; and that having established that there is a case to answer, I want to present the proofs to you, so you have an opportunity for defence

This decree is effective on [INSERT DATE]

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