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chargeable case

    any complaint 73 250 referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service, except where:

      1. (a) the Ombudsman considers it apparent from the73250 complaint 73 250 , when it is received, and from any final response which has been issued by the firm or licensee248, that the73250 complaint 73 250 should not proceed because:
        1. (i) the complainant is not an eligible complainant in accordance with DISP 2; or
        1. (ii) the73250 complaint 73 250 does not fall within the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (as described in DISP 2); or
        1. (iii) the Ombudsman considers that the73250 complaint 73 250 should be dismissed without consideration of its merits under DISP 3.3 or to (5) (Dismissal of complaints without consideration of the merits and test cases73250); or
      1. (b) the Ombudsman considers, at any stage, that the73250 complaint 73 250 should be dismissed under73250 DISP 3.3.4 R (2) 73 250 on the grounds that it is frivolous or vexatious.3113