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One feature though of an ombudsman system is that the successful complainant, having been awarded a sum by the ombudsman, can say, no, I'm not going to take the compensation. I'm going to sue instead. Of course, if he or she takes the compensation, that's the end of it, presumably. But there's an option to start afresh in court proceedings. So one doesn't, as it were, sign away one's legal rights, if I have correctly understood?

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