Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Could you please explain your situation a little more?
Yes it is illegal because it misrepresenting. He is in breach of contract by fraudulent misrepresentation.This means you can end the contract. What he has done is illegal.
So yes you can end it - its misrepresentation based on a lieCan I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Yes, invalid. But you may need to pay him for work actually done.
He does not have to do any more work. You would need to pay him the rate for a non accredited member done so far, as opposed to an accredited member who I assume would charge higher.
Does that clarify?
No, because the contract would be rescinded.
You both go back to the pre-contractual position
If there was a difference in value, then you could sue for that difference for loss and damage.
Your job is not to seek a penalty, that would be for Trading Standards.
Court for you is only to put you in the position you would have been in had the breach not occurred