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Disciplinary Panel Hearings

8 10月 2014

Mr Gregor McGill - 22 October 2014

Mr Gregor McGill and McGill & Co
Disciplinary Panel hearing - 22 October 2014

The formal charges against Mr Gregor McGill FRICS are as follows:

 You failed at all times to act with integrity and to avoid any actions or situations inconsistent with your professional obligations, contrary to Rule 3 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007, the particulars being that:

  • You have failed to satisfy a County Court Judgment (CCJ) imposed by Wigan County Court on 20 April 2012 in favour of Mr W
  • You have indicated that you do not intend to satisfy the CCJ, and
  • Such a failure demonstrates a lack of professionalism expected of an RICS member.

You failed at all times to act with integrity and to avoid any actions or situations inconsistent with your professional obligations, contrary to Rule 3 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007, the particulars being that:

  • You have failed to ensure that previous work undertaken for your clients is covered by appropriate run-off insurance.

You have failed to carry out your professional work with due skill, care and diligence and with proper regard for the technical standards expected of you, contrary to Rule 4 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007, the particulars being that:

  • You accepted instructions from Mr W to produce drawings for an extension at Mr W’s property and to supervise the work undertaken to erect the extension in conjunction with the requirements of Wigan Council’s Environmental Services Department who were financing the work through a Disabled Facilities Grant
  • You failed to act with due skill care and diligence in that you did not liaise adequately with the Environmental Services Department to ensure that that building work satisfied their requirements 
  • You failed to act with due skill care and diligence in that the drawings prepared either did not show a path was required or did not adequately show that a path was required
  • As a result a path was not created around the extension and the Environmental Services Department would not sign off on the building work.

You failed to carry out your professional work with proper regard for the standards of service and customer care expected of you, contrary to Rule 5 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007, the particulars being that:

  • You failed to provide your terms of engagement in advance to Mr W allowing him an opportunity to peruse the same
  • On 12 March 2009 you provided to Mr W, and allowed him to sign, two different terms of engagement which contained two different fees
  • Your lack of customer care resulted in Mr W signing terms of agreement that he did not know he had agreed to, and confusion being caused when payment came to be made.

The formal charge against the Firm, Gregor C McGill & Co, is as follows:

Gregor McGill & Co, a regulated firm of chartered surveyors, has failed to ensure that all previous professional work is covered by adequate and appropriate professional indemnity insurance cover, contrary to Rule 9 of the Rules of Conduct for Firms 2007.