List of Defaulting Solicitors and Other Authorised Persons
On the 31 January 2013, the
List of Defaulting Solicitors and other Authorised Person's was
introduced as a replacement scheme instead of the 'Withdrawel of
The list is regularly updated. Information on the process which
may result in a solicitor firm being placed on the Advisory List is
to be found in the Guidance document on the main Fees Collection
page of this website - please click here.
While the Bar Council's List of Defaulting
Solicitors and Other Authorised Person's is a useful tool to
ascertain if an instructing solicitor could be deemed an
unacceptable credit risk, it is also advisable to review the list
in conjunction with other credit checks to ascertain the credit
worthiness of the instructing solicitor.
Please click here to view the List of Defaulting
Solicitors and Other Authorised Person's
Please find below links to external websites which may be of
assistance when carrying out credit check functions:
- Law Society
- find a solicitor search
- Trust Online (part of
Registry Trust Ltd) - a not for profit organisation which
facilitates searches against businesses or individuals to ascertain
if County Court Judgement's have been registered against them. A
fee is payable for this service.
Insolvency Service - a search function on this website provides
information to ascertain if an individual is subject to;
bankruptcy, Individual voluntary arrangement or debt relief
- Companies House
- company information can be viewed and further company documents
are available for a fee.
- The following Bar Council links are provided to assist with the
avoidance of an unpaid fees situation.
BARCO - a third party
company, owned and operated by the Bar Council, which manages the
funds required to facilitate on-going legal services provided by
lawyers in England and Wales.
Enquiries Service - this service can provide advice and
assistance with regard to professional obligations under the BSB