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The debacle of the Code of Conduct

My first column this year criticised the arb's new Code of Conduct. In particular, I challenged Standard 11 (the 'whistle-blowers' clause'), suggesting this was an obstruction to normal justice as experts representing fellow architects in litigation owe a duty of confidentiality which would be threatened. I also argued that staff and partners would be dissuaded from the open reporting of mistakes to their colleagues for fear of being carted off late at night to the gulag; and I argued ...

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