A man and his company have been convicted on four counts of misusing the title of architect and ordered to pay fines of more than £4,200

Paul Lyon, director of Warwickshire, Coventry and London-based company Lyson Architecture, was fined for referring to himself as a ‘Residential Architect’ on his website. He was also fined for using the Twitter handle @LysonArchitect ’despite having no architects at the pracitce’. 

Lyon was convicted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court by the district judge, who found that he was ’slow and ineffective’ in removing the problematic content.