Barrister to challenge bankruptcy

A BARRISTER of 22 years standing made bankrupt at the High Court says the order will be annulled.

Nigel Askham, a tenant at South Western Chambers in Taunton, was declared bankrupt by Mr Registrar Pimm on 4 April. He says the order was a mistake and he has received confirmation it will be annulled.

The official receivers, the Government's Insolvency Service, has taken over legal control of all Askham's assets. The petition against him was filed in April by the Inland Revenue.

Askham specialises in criminal, family and personal injury work.