Director fined for misusing ‘architect’ title

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Andrew Feasey and CPS Architecture + Design have been convicted on five counts for the criminal offence of misusing the title ‘architect’

Andrew Feasey and CPS Architecture + Design Limited are ordered to pay over £12,000 for misusing the title ‘architect’.

Colchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Andrew Feasey, the director of CPS Architecture was carrying out business under the name, style or title containing the word “architect” despite not being registered or employing someone appropriately registered as an architect under the Architects Act 1997.

ARB had contacted Feasey on numerous occasions since early November 2018 regarding his continued use of the title, but these warnings were not heeded.

There were five charges in relation to misuse of the title architect which had appeared on Andrew Feasey’s occupation listing on Companies House, his company website and on various business directories such as Yelp, Touch Local and Plentific. Taking into consideration the public interest in people not advertising services that they are not qualified to offer the Court imposed a total fine of £10,000 (split evenly between the defendants), a victim surcharge of £100 and costs of £2,389.70 to be paid within 28 days.

These fines are paid to HM Treasury, not to ARB.

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