—(1) In order to ascertain whether these Rules have been complied with, the Council acting —
on its own motion; or
on a written complaint lodged with it by a third party,
may require any solicitor to produce at a time and place to be fixed by the Council, his books of account, bank pass books, loose-leaf bank statements, statements of account, vouchers and any other necessary documents for the inspection of any person appointed by the Council and to supply to that person any necessary information and explanations and that person shall prepare for the information of the Council a report on the result of such inspection.
(2) Such report may be used as a basis for proceedings under the Act.
(3) Upon being required to do so, a solicitor shall produce such books of account, bank pass books, loose-leaf bank statements, statements of account, vouchers and documents at the time and place fixed.
(4) Before making any appointment under paragraph (1), the Council shall consider any objection made by any such solicitor to the appointment of a particular person on personal or other proper grounds.
(5) Before instituting an inspection on a written complaint lodged with it by a third party, the Council —
shall require prima facie evidence that a ground of complaint exists; and
may require the payment by that party to the Council of a reasonable sum to be fixed by it to cover the costs of the inspection, and the costs of the solicitor against whom the complaint is made.
(6) The Council may deal with any sum so paid in such manner as it thinks fit.