30 NOV 2017
Mr Marcus Friend MRICS & Friend Associates
Disciplinary Panel hearing – 23 November 2017
The Panel heard a case against Mr Marcus Friend and the firm Friend Associates for failure to ensure that he and/or the firm were covered by an appropriate policy of professional indemnity insurance; and that Mr Friend and/or his firm failed to carry out professional work with due skill, care and diligence and with proper regard for the technical skills and standards expected, contrary to Rules 3 and 4 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007 and Rules 3, 4 and 9 of the Rules of Conduct for Firms 2007.
The Panel found charges proved and imposed a Reprimand, a Fine of £12,000 and a condition upon Mr Friend and Friend Associates. It also ordered Mr Friend and his firm to contribute towards the costs of the hearing.