Did you know that you should notify the Bar Standards Board if
you are subject to a bankruptcy order or enter into an Individual
Voluntary Arrangement (IVA)?
All barristers, whether practising or not, are required
under Rule C65.6 of the Code of Conduct in the BSB
Handbook to report promptly to the Bar Standards Board if:
Entering into an IVA or being subject to a bankruptcy order is
not in itself a disciplinary offence or a bar to practising;
however, failure to promptly report these circumstances to the BSB,
or failure to keep the BSB updated after reporting, may give rise
to disciplinary proceedings.
If you are subject to a bankruptcy order or enter into an IVA,
you should email the BSB's Supervision Department and provide the
date of the bankruptcy order or IVA and brief details of the
circumstances leading to the bankruptcy or IVA. Please mark it for
the attention of the Supervision Team in the subject of the
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss the matter
further, please direct these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, the Supervision Team can be contacted through the
Bar Standards Board reception at 020 7611 1444.