Mr Ralph Guilor
THE ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION BOARD
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE
In the matter of
Mr Ralph Guilor (047666H)
The Respondent, Ralph Guilor:
a. accepts the facts and matters set out below and consents to the Consent Order Panel of the Professional Conduct Committee making a disciplinary order against him in the terms set out below;
b. confirms that he has been offered the opportunity to appear before a Hearing Panel of the Professional Conduct Committee to present his case, but does not wish to do so.
The Architects Registration Board accepts the facts and matters set out below and consents to the Consent Order Panel of the Professional Conduct Committee making a disciplinary order against Ralph Guilor in the terms set out below:
1. The Allegation
The allegation against the Respondent is that he is guilty of unacceptable professional conduct (“UPC”) in that;
1.1 he failed to disclose to the Architects Registration Board (“ARB”) that he had been a Director of a company (Rosemount Ltd) that was the subject of a winding up order dated 12 January 2011.
2. Statement of agreed facts
a) The Respondent was a Director in Rosemount Ltd.
b) Rosemount Ltd was the subject of a winding up order dated 12 January 2011.
c) The Respondent failed to inform ARB as to the fact of the winding up order.
d) Whilst the Respondent has indicated that he was unaware of the requirement to inform ARB and that his failure was an oversight, he accepts that he was required to do so and his failure represents a breach of Standard 9.2 of the Architects Code: Standards of Conduct and Practice 2010.
3. Statement as to unacceptable professional conduct
a) The ARB and the Respondent agree that the Respondent was required to report to the ARB the fact of the winding up order against Rosemount Ltd.
b) The failure on the part of the Respondent to disclose the fact of the winding up order dated 12 January 2011 in relation to Rosemount Ltd fails to meet the Standards of the Code and amounts to UPC because of the seriousness of the breach by the Respondent, and a disciplinary order is necessary as set out under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Architects Act 1997.
4. The Consent Order Panel of the Professional Conduct Committee, with the consent of the parties, and having taken account of its responsibilities to protect the public and to maintain the reputation of the profession, makes the following disciplinary order:
a) a reprimand pursuant to section 15 (2) of the Architects Act 1997.
Taking into account the Indicative Sanctions Guidance, a reprimand is the appropriate sanction. It is necessary to make the conduct of the Respondent as being unacceptable, but there is evidence of insight into the failing, and a previous good disciplinary history.