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Table of prosecutions

Only people who are registered with ARB can legally call themselves an architect, and the Architects Act gives ARB the power to prosecute those who use the title when they have no right.

This is explained in more detail in our information sheet on Section 20 of the Architects Act. ARB follows the guidelines set out in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act for publicising prosecutions for misuse of the title “architect”. We do not publicise the names of people who were fined by the magistrates any more than two years beyond the date of their conviction.  For those who received a conditional discharge, or who were bound over, the publicity for their cases will cease one year from the date of their conviction.

The following tables set out the details of prosecutions which the Board has brought against unregistered individuals using the title “architect”. However, in line with the guidelines, the second table simply gives details of the magistrates’ court where the case was heard, what penalty was imposed and what costs were awarded.

 

Date: 7 September 2018
Name: Mr Christian Lawson - CK Architectural Limited
Magistrates' Court: Kingston upon Hull & Holderness
Penalty Imposed (£): £1,000
Costs Awarded (£): £2,226


Date: 28 January 2018
Name:  Mr Robi Miah
Magistrates' Court: 
Luton
Penalty Imposed (£): 
£23,700
Costs Awarded (£): £5,825


Date: 7 December 2017
Name:  Ms Sofia Kasapantoniou
Magistrates' Court: 
Thames
Penalty Imposed
 (£): £2,304
Costs Awarded (£): £2,131


Date: 7 December 2017
Name: Mr Eric Wessels of Planning and Projects Ltd
Magistrates' Court: Barkingside
Penalty Imposed (£): Twelve month conditional discharge
Costs Awarded (£): £3,000

 

Date: 7 July 2016
Magistrates' Court: Highbury
Penalty Imposed (£): £1,500
Costs Awarded (£): £6,578


Date: 25 May 2016
Magistrates' Court: Reading
Penalty Imposed (£): £1,500
Costs Awarded (£): £2,530


Date: 29 February 2016
Magistrates' Court: Birmingham
Penalty Imposed (£): £2,500
Costs Awarded (£): £1,488


Date: 27 January 2016
Magistrates' Court: Grantham
Penalty Imposed (£): £1,000
Costs Awarded (£): £4,236


Date:  16 November 2015
Magistrates' Court:  Isle of Wight
Penalty Imposed (£):  £440
Costs Awarded (£):  £1,594


Date: 2 November 2015
Magistrates Court: Magherafelt Court House, Northern Ireland
Penalty imposed (£): £1,000
Costs awarded (£): £1,500


Date:  14 July 2015
Magistrates' Court:  Uxbridge
Penalty Imposed (£):  £2,500
Costs Awarded (£):  £2,172


Date:  2 July 2015
Magistrates' Court:  Enfield
Penalty Imposed (£):  £1,000
Costs Awarded (£):  £800


Date:  4 June 2015
Magistrates' Court:  Great Yarmouth
Penalty Imposed (£):  £1,835
Costs Awarded (£):  £4,270


Date:  27 April 2015
Magistrates' Court:  Wimbledon
Penalty Imposed (£):  £1,000
Costs Awarded (£):  £1,248


Date:  15 April 2015
Magistrates' Court:  Birmingham
Penalty Imposed (£):  £2,976
Costs Awarded (£):  £500


Date:  27 January 2015
Magistrates' Court:  Uxbridge
Penalty Imposed (£):  £8,335
Costs Awarded (£):  £2,300


Date:  26 January 2015
Magistrates' Court:  Wimbledon
Penalty Imposed (£):  £1,000
Costs Awarded (£):  £1,000


Date:  18 September 2014
Magistrates' Court:  Chelmsford
Penalty Imposed (£):  £2,050
Costs Awarded (£):  £3,022


Date:  16 July 2014
Magistrates' Court:  Bromley
Penalty Imposed (£):  £2,000
Costs Awarded (£):  £3,000


Date:  18 November 2013
Magistrates' Court:  Birmingham
Penalty Imposed (£):  £1,760
Costs Awarded (£):  £1,926


Date: 18 November 2013
Magistrates Court: Birmingham
Penalty imposed (£): Conditional Discharge
Costs awarded (£): £730


Date:  30 October 2013
Magistrates' Court:  Inverness Sheriff Court
Penalty Imposed (£):  £400
Costs Awarded (£):  0


Date:  17 June 2013
Magistrates' Court:  Cheltenham
Penalty Imposed (£):  £1,000
Costs Awarded (£):  £5,000


Date:  18 April 2013
Magistrates' Court:  Londonderry
Penalty Imposed (£):  £750
Costs Awarded (£):  £1,500


Date:  9 April 2013
Magistrates' Court:  Thames
Penalty Imposed (£):  £800
Costs Awarded (£):  £3,348


Date: 26 November 2012 
Magistrates Court: North & East Devon
Penalty imposed (£): £2,175
Costs awarded (£): £5,157.24


Date:  15 October 2012
Magistrates Court:  
Birmingham
Penalty imposed (£): 
£3,500
Costs awarded (£): 
£4,800


Date: 31 August 2012
Magistrates Court: Ealing
Penalty imposed (£): Conditional Discharge
Costs awarded (£): £1,578


Date: 25 July 2012 
Magistrates Court: 
Blackpool
Penalty imposed (£): 
£265
Costs awarded (£): 
£500


Date: 14 June 2012
Magistrates Court: Leicester
Penalty imposed (£): £1,000
Costs awarded (£): £2,346


Date: 28 February 2012 
Magistrates Court: Bolton
Penalty imposed (£): £5,000
Costs awarded (£): £1,433


Date: 7 February 2011
Magistrates Court: Leeds
Penalty imposed (£): £600
Costs awarded (£): £1,400


Date: 2 September 2010
Magistrates Court: South Western
Penalty imposed (£): £150
Costs awarded (£): £850


Date: 16 August 2010
Magistrates Court: Wood Green
Penalty imposed (£): £0
Costs awarded (£): £3,113
Following an appeal to 11 February 2010 Decision

Date: 11 February 2010
Magistrates Court: Enfield
Penalty imposed (£): £1,250
Costs awarded (£): £1,500


Date: 7 December 2009
Magistrates Court: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Penalty imposed (£): £600
Costs awarded (£): £1,000


Date: 5 November 2009
Magistrates Court: Ealing
Penalty imposed (£): £750
Costs awarded (£): £1,200


Date: 15 July 2009
Magistrates Court: Stratford
Penalty imposed (£): £1,000
Costs awarded (£): £5,954


Date: 13 May 2009
Magistrates Court: Stratford
Penalty imposed (£): £1,500
Costs awarded (£): £4,500


Date: 1 April 2009
Magistrates Court: Birmingham
Penalty imposed (£): £2,400
Costs awarded (£): £1,437


Date: 12 February 2009
Magistrates Court: Mansfield
Penalty imposed (£): £5,500
Costs awarded (£): £1,855


Date: 26 January 2009
Magistrates Court: Banbury
Penalty imposed (£): £2,250
Costs awarded (£): £3,000


Date: 8 September 2008
Magistrates Court: Dartford
Penalty imposed (£): £2,250
Costs awarded (£): £5,000


Date: 4 July 2008
Magistrates Court: Birmingham
Penalty imposed (£): £800
Costs awarded (£): £1,262.13


Date: 28 November 2007
Magistrates Court: Bradford
Penalty imposed (£): £2,000
Costs awarded (£): £1,629.13


Date: 7 November 2007
Magistrates Court: Westminster
Penalty imposed (£): £1,000
Costs awarded (£): £1,200


Date: 20 March 2007
Magistrates Court: Staines
Penalty imposed (£): £1,000
Costs awarded (£): £3,074.55


Date: 2 November 2006
Magistrates Court: Brighton
Penalty imposed (£): £500
Costs awarded (£): £1,356.23


Date: 1 November 2006
Magistrates Court: Aberdare
Penalty imposed (£): £1,500
Costs awarded (£): £1,250


Date: 6 September 2006
Magistrates Court: Stratford
Penalty imposed (£): £200
Costs awarded (£): £1,300


Date: 7 August 2006
Magistrates Court: Devizes
Penalty imposed (£): £750
Costs awarded (£): £1,576.11


Date: 12 June 2006
Magistrates Court: Lewes
Penalty imposed (£): £1,600
Costs awarded (£): £1,090.13


Date: 10 May 2006
Magistrates Court: Worcester
Penalty imposed (£): £1,500
Costs awarded (£): £1,000


Date: 2 March 2006
Magistrates Court: West London
Penalty imposed (£): £750
Costs awarded (£): £949.84


Date: 22 February 2006
Magistrates Court: Stratford
Penalty imposed (£): £4,500
Costs awarded (£): £1,230


Date: 5 January 2006
Magistrates Court: High Peak
Penalty imposed (£): £300
Costs awarded (£): £700


Date: 22 December 2005
Magistrates Court: West London
Penalty imposed (£): £1,000
Costs awarded (£): £1,000


Date: 13 October 2005
Magistrates Court: Staines
Penalty imposed (£): £1,000
Costs awarded (£): £1,500


Date: 18 February 2005
Magistrates Court: Welshpool
Penalty imposed (£): £750 each
Costs awarded (£): £1,850


Date: 12 January 2005
Magistrates Court: North Surrey
Penalty imposed (£): £300
Costs awarded (£): £700


Date: 4 January 2005
Magistrates Court: Loughborough
Penalty imposed (£): £500
Costs awarded (£): £480


Date: 24 May 2004
Magistrates Court: South East Essex
Penalty imposed (£): £3,000
Costs awarded (£): £1,002.27


Date: 27 January 2004
Magistrates Court: Bath
Penalty imposed (£): £1,000
Costs awarded (£): £844.53


Date: 4 May 2007
Magistrates Court: West London
Penalty imposed (£): Conditional Discharge
Costs awarded (£): £250


Date: 7 June 2006
Magistrates Court: Camberwell Green
Penalty imposed (£): Conditional discharge
Costs awarded (£): £500


Date: 18 May 2006
Magistrates Court: West London
Penalty imposed (£): Conditional discharge
Costs awarded (£): £1,488.34


Date: 14 April 2004
Magistrates Court: Central Buckinghamshire
Penalty imposed (£): £200
Costs awarded (£): £293.75


Date: 18 March 2004
Magistrates Court: Bedford
Penalty imposed (£): Conditional discharge
Costs awarded (£): £200


Date: 1 July 2002
Magistrates Court: Enfield
Penalty imposed (£): £1,250
Costs awarded (£): £2,000


Date: 21 March 2002
Magistrates Court: Brighton
Penalty imposed (£): £2,000
Costs awarded (£): £795.09


Date: 12 December 2001
Magistrates Court: Stoke on Trent
Penalty imposed (£): £750
Costs awarded (£): £1,000


Date: 7 November 2001
Magistrates Court: Cardiff
Penalty imposed (£): Conditional discharge
Costs awarded (£): £1,384.47


Date: 9 August 2001
Magistrates Court: Greenwich
Penalty imposed (£): £150
Costs awarded (£): £1,000


Date: 30 March 2001
Magistrates Court: Mansfield
Penalty imposed (£): £900
Costs awarded (£): £1,000


Date: 25 July 2000
Magistrates Court: Maidenhead
Penalty imposed (£): Conditional discharge
Costs awarded (£): £1,500


Date: 24 March 2000
Magistrates Court: Wakefield
Penalty imposed (£): £150
Costs awarded (£): £250


Date: 5 March 1999
Magistrates Court: Evesham
Penalty imposed (£): £1,500
Costs awarded (£): £750


Date: 8 November 1998
Magistrates Court: Highbury
Penalty imposed (£): £1,000
Costs awarded (£): £850


Date: 1 October 1998
Magistrates Court: Thame
Penalty imposed (£): £2,000
Costs awarded (£): £750


Date: 9 September 1998
Magistrates Court: Hertfordshire
Penalty imposed (£): £1,750
Costs awarded (£): £220


Date: 12 June 1998
Magistrates Court: Yorkshire
Penalty imposed (£): Conditional discharge
Costs awarded (£): 0


Date: 22 April 1998
Magistrates Court: Cheshunt
Penalty imposed (£): £500
Costs awarded (£): £750


Date: 5 February 1998
Magistrates Court: Oxford
Penalty imposed (£): £750
Costs awarded (£): £500

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