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Bayo Akinbade

Bayo is a barrister in England and Wales. His practice incorporates commercial, financial crime, property, civil, family and public law. Bayo appears in County Courts, Tribunals and the High Court in England and Wales.

Bayo has worked in the regulatory, financial crime (sanctions) and AML sector. Bayo has experience in financial crime (Anti-bribery and corruption, AML and fraud) having worked for international law firms and in investment banking.

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Adebayo Akinbade

Bayo is an articulate, enthusiastic and result driven individual. He is highly adept at conducting client interviews. He understands the importance of providing a quality service and has the proven ability to manage and prioritize his workload with the view to ensure that time critical timelines are met.

He demonstrates strong business acumen and proven ability to grasp multifaceted legal issues and deliver legal advice in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

Bayo's Experience

Called in 2021


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Bayo has experience appearing in court and advising on a range of corporate and personal insolvency matters. He welcomes instructions in this area of practice.

Representative instructions include:

  • Appearing for petitioning creditors and companies at the hearing of winding up petitions
  • Appearing for petitioning creditors and debtors at the hearing of bankruptcy petitions
  • Advising and appearing on a variety of applications to set aside statutory demands.

Bayo has experience in obtaining emergency injunctions and navigating complex legal matters.

He previously worked for the Insolvency Services (Official Receiver), and worked on liquidation and bankruptcy cases, where the official receiver acted as the liquidator of the insolvent company and trustee of the bankrupt’s estate.

Civil Law

In addition to insolvency, Bayo undertakes a wide variety of work relating to all manner of civil law in both the County and High Court in England and Wales.

Family Law
Bayo has a growing family practice where he works on cases involving financial remedy, injunctions and fact finds under the Family Law and Children Acts.

Bayo has worked on business and private immigration law cases providing written opinions, drafting grounds of appeal and representing clients before Tribunals. 

Case Profile
  • Company in liquidation, amount owed to creditors - circa £730,000, with a floating charge on assets (crystallised into a fixed charge) and a personal guarantee by the director on one of the loans. This case subsequently involved a novation between the relevant parties. There was a considerable amount of assets involved.

  • Bankruptcy – the unpledged assets in the bankrupt’s estate – circa £900,000, unsecured liabilities in the bankruptcy estate – circa £1.6 million, and total deficiency in the bankrupt’s estate was circa £751,000.

    Firstly, this case involved an unfit conduct, the bankrupt failed to disclose that whilst insolvent he transferred circa £900,000 for no consideration to a family member.

    Secondly, this case involved a contractor who contracted through an umbrella company for a few years. The end client pays the umbrella company for the services of the contractor. The umbrella company then pays the contractor a nominal salary and a larger sum in the form of a loan. HMRC deemed this arrangement was a disguised renumeration (DR) scheme, which is tax evasion rather than tax avoidance. This was because the loan was deemed not to be a genuine loan, and consequently the bankrupt became subject to an HMRC loan charge of circa 1.2million.

    Thirdly, the umbrella company submitted a proof of debt (POD) of circa £967,000 following dividends recovered from the bankrupts’ assets. The official receiver refused the POD on the basis that the scheme was promoted on the basis that the loans were not repayable, and the bankrupt was now subject to an HMRC loan charge. The bankrupt had no expectation that the loans would be repayable. Furthermore, the umbrella company had not provided a loan agreement which confirms that the loans are repayable.

  • Company in liquidation, amount owed to petitioning creditor - circa £155,000. In this case, the sole director of the insolvent company lodged an appeal to rescind the winding up order against the company.
  • The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Adebayo Akinbade, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:



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