Fake architect prosecuted – for the second time
A man who falsely called himself an architect has been fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £4,500 in costs after being pleading guilty to misusing the title architect. It is the second time David Grant of east London-based Inspire Design has been successfully prosecuted for breaching Section 20 of the Architects Act, having been fined £200 and ordered to pay £1,300 costs at a previous hearing in September 2006, also brought by the Arb. The latest charges brought against Grant included advertising under the “architects” listing in a telephone directory and using the title on the company’s website. Grant was found guilty of three breaches of Section 20 of the Architects Act at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on May 13.