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ARB POINTS TO CHANGE

The Architects Registration Board's idea for a penalty points system for wayward architects looks set to be scrapped this week. The board was considering a scheme to hand out points for minor misdemeanours, which could eventually lead to an architect facing a full disciplinary committee hearing. But lawyers said the system would be unfair, since each case should be taken separately, rather than on a cumulative basis. Now the ARB is planning to issue 'warnings' and 'cautions' in cases ...

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