480. Notice of removal of auditor

(1) No determination to remove an auditor before the expiration of his term of office may be made under section 479 unless the LLP has given 7 days' prior notice to any auditor whom it is proposed to remove.
(2) The auditor proposed to be removed may make with respect to the proposal representations in writing to the LLP (not exceeding a reasonable length) and request their notification to members of the LLP.
(3) The LLP must upon receipt send a copy of the representations to every member of the LLP.
(4) Copies of the representations need not be sent out and the representations need not be sent out, on the application either of the LLP or of any other person claiming to be aggrieved, the Court is satisfied that the auditor is using the provisions of this section to secure needless publicity for defamatory matter.

The Court may order the LLP's costs on the application to be paid in whole or in part by the auditor, notwithstanding that he is not a party to the application.