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Limited Liability Partnerships


  • A hybrid between a traditional partnership and a company.

  • The partners (‘members’) are protected by / benefit from limited liability to the amount of capital they contributed to the business. [‘the partners only have exposure to liability for those debts up to the value of their financial interest in the LLP].

  • S.1(5) 2000 Act = LLP is a body corporate. The LLP has legal personality. Therefore it is liable for its own debts and it owns its own assets. The LLP is a contracting party.

  • The ‘designated members’ are the directors of the partnership.

  • LLP must publish accounts and comply with other regulatory requirements adapted from company law.

  • Changes in membership of LLP does not affect its continued existence.


  • Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000 (LLPA)

  • LLP Regulation 2001

  • Companies Act 2006 (Part 5, SS.53-55)

  • LLP (application of the Companies Act 2006) Regulation 2009

Formalities to incorporate a LLPA:

  • S.2 LLPA 2000

S.2(1)(a) 2 designated members ‘associated for carrying on a lawful business with a view of making a profit’ – subscribe names on incorporation document.
S. 2(1)(b)

Deliver incorporation document to registrar (Companies House)

  • LLIN01 form

S. 2(2)

Details what the incorporation document must include

  • Name of LLP

  • Where – England or Wales

  • Address

  • Particulars of each person who is to be a member

  • State who are the designated members

S.3 The LLP comes into existence when the registrar issues a certificate of registration.

Limited Liability Partnership Agreement

  • Advise client to make an agreement otherwise the LLP is subject to the default position in legislation (S.5 LLPA – default position is in Regulation 2001)

  • Default position – Reg 2001 Part VI Reg.7

1 Members share capital and profits equally
3 Every member must take part in management of LLP
5 Only introduce new members with unanimous vote
6 Only change nature of business with unanimous vote
9 Trade restriction on members
S.8 Expulsion of members – only with unanimous vote.

What is NOT covered in the regulation:

  • Drawings – the LLP agreement will need to specify what drawings can be taken by the members.

  • “intention to deal fairly and honestly”

  • S.6 Regulation 2001 – every member is an agent of the LLP. It does not say that members are agents of each other. Put in the agreement.

Designated Members (DMs)

  • Directors of company

  • S.4A: if there are less than 2 designated members for a period exceeding 6 months – sole DM is liable and partnership looses benefit of limited liability.

  • S.8 If it is not specified who is the designated member – all members are designated members.

  • Duties are not set out in LLPA or Regulations.

  • LLP Agreement should specify duties and obligations of DMs

Limited Liability in event of partnership being wound up:

  • S.1(4) LLPA: The members of a limited liability partnership have such liability to contribute to its assets in the event of its being wound up as is provided for by virtue of this Act.

  • S.14 LLPA: ‘Insolvency and winding up’ – the provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986 apply with modifications established by...

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