Types of Membership

Full membership

  • This is available to lawyers who hold an insolvency licence or who can otherwise demonstrate a substantial insolvency practice or one specialising in restructuring matters.
  • This costs £360 (£300 plus VAT at 20%) on an annual basis, with the membership year running from 1 January to 31 December.
  • To become full members, applicants should provide a reference from a full member of the ILA who knows the applicant and who can vouch for his or her competence in insolvency law and restructuring practice.

Associate membership

  • This is available to those lawyers who have less than eight years' post-qualification experience or, alternatively, have less than ten years' call to the Bar.
  • This costs £162 (£135 plus VAT at 20%) on an annual basis, with the membership year running from 1 January to 31 December.
  • To become an associate member, applicants should provide a reference from at a full member of the ILA who knows the applicant and who can vouch for his or her interest in insolvency law and restructuring practice.
  • After 3 years as an associate member, membership automatically transfers to full membership at full members' annual rates.
  • Each associate member automatically becomes of member of the ILA Associates' Network upon joining the ILA. Please click here for further information.

Overseas membership

  • This is available to those lawyers practising outside the UK who have a particular interest in, or aptitude for, insolvency and restructuring matters and who have demonstrated professional excellence and expertise in their own jurisdictions.
  • This costs £162 (£135 plus VAT at 20% if applicable) on an annual basis, with the membership year running from 1 January to 31 December.
  • To become an overseas member, candidates must either be invited by the ILA Council or applicants should provide references from a full member of the ILA who knows the applicant and who can vouch for his or her competence in insolvency law and restructuring practice
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Academic membership

  • This is available to a person holding an academic post at a place of learning or a post graduate student who has an interest in the theory and practice of insolvency law.
  • Academic membership is free.
  • A person wishing to apply for academic membership should submit an application form and provide the name and address of a referee. 

 

Academic advisory group membership

  • This is available to those involved in full-time teaching and research involving insolvency and allied subjects. The academic advisory group members meet regularly to consider areas of insolvency law requiring clarification and/or reform.
  • Members under this category may be invited by the ILA Council.

Judicial membership

  • These are available at the invitation of the ILA Council to members and former members of the judiciary.

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