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Fellow Member

Application for Fellow Membership for those who:

An applicant for Fellow Membership should:

  • Have been an Ordinary Member of the IPA for at least five years.
  • An Ordinary Member elected to Council automatically becomes a Fellow Member: he/she does not need to submit an application for fellow membership.

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 Fellow Membership Fee 2020

Would you please ensure that payment is included when sending in your application.  Should your Membership not be accepted by the Association then we will refund the fee in full.

Fellow Membership (employed by a Firm Member)                      £325

Fellow Membership (employed by a  Non Firm Member)            £380


Matters which are taken into consideration by the IPA in determining whether to admit to fellow membership include:

  • Whether you have been refused admission to, or been removed from, any professional body or similar association; or any action is pending
  • Whether you have been the subject of any adverse findings by the IPA or another professional body or any government, statutory or regulatory authority (including The Insolvency Service) in relation to any matters, whether by way of financial penalty or other disciplinary action (including reprimands, warnings and undertakings); or any matters (including complaints) are currently being considered by any of them
  • Whether you have been or are the subject of a bankruptcy order, sequestration order, voluntary arrangement, deed, scheme, composition or other form of agreement or debt management plan with your creditors; or any proceedings are pending
  • Whether you have been or are a director of, or involved in the management of, a company which has gone into liquidation, administration or administrative receivership or entered into a company voluntary arrangement, scheme, composition or other form of agreement with its creditors; or which has been or is the subject of a statutory or regulatory investigation
  • Whether you have been the proprietor or partner in any business or been a director of or involved in the management of, any company which ceased trading leaving creditors unpaid
  • Whether you have had any judgments entered against you; and any are still outstanding
  • Whether you have been or are the subject of proceedings alleging negligence, misconduct or other liability in relation to an insolvency or other professional matter; or any proceedings are pending
  • Whether you have been convicted of any criminal offence, other than a minor motoring offence not resulting in disqualification; or any proceedings are pending
  • Whether you have been or are subject to a disqualification order or undertaking in relation to a company or office or subject to a bankruptcy restriction order or undertaking; or any proceedings are pending
  • Whether you have been removed or dismissed from any form of employment or engagement on grounds of misconduct, incompetence or unfitness or from any fiduciary office or position of trust (whether or not remunerated) including as an insolvency office holder; or any action is pending.
  • Whether you have been or are a patient within the meaning of the Mental Health Acts
  • Whether you have committed any breach of any of the IPA Articles, Rules, Regulations or Guidance or have been or are engaged in any conduct or practice likely to bring discredit upon yourself, the IPA and its membership or the insolvency profession; or you had or have  any relationship or dealings with any individual, firm, partnership or company which has been or is the subject of complaint to or investigation by it (the IPA), another professional body or any government, statutory or regulatory authority (including The Insolvency Service).

If these or any other matters relevant to consideration of whether you continue to be suitable and of good character for fellow membership have arisen since your last application for (renewal of) membership or have not previously been disclosed, you should provide full details with this application: non-disclosure itself  may lead to disciplinary action.

Notes:

  • If you are elected to Council then you automatically become a Fellow Member: you do not need to submit an application for fellow membership, but may immediately use the designatory letters FIPA.
  • Part 3 – Your Sponsors

Your application should be supported by two sponsors:

(1) an existing Fellow Member of the IPA; and

(2) another Fellow Member of the IPA or a member of a professional body or a person of standing

who are both able to vouch for your good character and suitability to become a Fellow Member of the IPA.

Your sponsors should provide a letter addressed to the President of the IPA (not “to whom it may concern”) setting out:

(1) his/her full name, address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail;

   (2) his/her job title/position and any qualifications, honours, decorations

   (3) the capacity in which he/she has known you, and for how long

   (4) his/her view of your character and suitability to be a Fellow Member of the IPA.

  • Part 4 – Your Suitability

The IPA may make such further and other enquiries of third parties as it considers appropriate as to your character and suitability to be an Ordinary Member.