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Architects Registration Board

Website http://www.arb.org.uk
Tribunal rules The Architects Act 1997 and rules made there under
Code of Standards, etc Code of Professional Conduct and Practice
Grounds for disciplinary proceedings Serious professional incompetence
Unacceptable professional conduct or serious professional incompetence
Powers of administrative suspension? Yes
Settlement/conciliation procedures available? No
Who investigates? Investigations Panel/Committee
Power of entry/search and seizure? No
Power to demand information? No, but adverse inferences may be drawn from silence
Pre-trial hearing? Yes
Discovery of documents? Yes
Pleadings? Yes
Tribunal Professional Conduct Committee
Address Clerk to the Professional Conduct Committee
Architects Registration Board
8 Weymouth Street
London W1W5BU
Legally qualified chairman? Yes
Tribunal includes lay element? Yes
Tribunal has legal assessor/clerk? Yes
Evidence heard on oath? Yes
Prosecution conducted in name of Solicitor complainant on behalf of the Board
Prosecution usually conducted by An external solicitor or barrister
Judicial rules of evidence apply? No
Standard of proof Civil
Maximum fine Level4
Costs against prosecutor? No
Power to order compensation? No
Proceedings open to public? Yes
Reasons given for decisions? Yes
Published sentencing guidelines No
Where are decisions reported? Trade press
Alternative to full disciplinary proceedings? No
Ombudsman No
Appellate tribunal High Court/Court of Session
Is right of appeal limited? No
Costs against prosecutor? Yes
Right of appeal to prosecutor? Non


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