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Architect struck off at first ARB public hearing


The Architects Registration Board has made its first conduct committee judgment in an open session.

The first case concerned Cumbrian architect Richard Lindsay in a hearing open to the press and public at the arb's hq in central London just before Christmas. Lindsay's conduct was referred to committee by a lay complainant and his name erased from the register - the board's stiffest penalty. The fact that the case is in the period during which Lindsay may make an appeal prevents the reporting of further details.

A spokesperson said cases would be heard probably every month, with the next one set for the end of January. A similar system of open conduct committee cases is used by the British Medical Association, subjecting doctors to the full glare of publicity and news reports.

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