Code of Professional Practice, 3rd edition

The Third Edition of the ARITA Code of Professional Practice (ARITA Code), developed as the standard for professional conduct in the insolvency profession, came into effect on 1 January 2014.

The primary purposes of ARITA Code are to:

  • educate ARITA members as to their professional responsibilities; and
  • provide a reference for stakeholders against which they can gauge the conduct of practitioners.

Members should be guided, not merely by the specific terms, but by the spirit of this Code.

Section 6.6 of the Code and the DIRRI Template in Chapter 22 were updated with application to all appointments commencing after 18 August 2014.

Members should ensure that they check for any updates relating to the 3rd edition of the Code.

Any questions about the ARITA Code can be directed to

ARITA Code templates

ARITA Members can download Code of Professional Practice templates in Microsoft Word format.

Download the Code

ARITA Code 3rd Edition PDF
(Adobe PDF File)

Previous editions of the Code

2nd edtion of the Code
(Adobe PDF File)
1st edition of the Code
(Adobe PDF File)

Superseded professional guidance

The following Code of Conduct and Statements of Best Practice have been superseded by the Code of Professional Practice which first came into full effect on 21 May 2008.
Code of Conduct - 1992
(Adobe PDF File)
Guide to Fees - 1999
(Adobe PDF File)