Partnership and LLP

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Partnership and LLP

Chambers is regarded as one of the leading sets for partnership and LLP work and is consistently top ranked in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Our experience includes both contentious and non-contentious work, involving general partnerships, limited partnerships and LLPs, across the whole range of business sectors such as professional service firms, investment and investment management vehicles, family wealth management partnerships, property, farming, doctors and dentists, both in the UK and overseas.

An increasing part of our work involves issues arising from the use of partnerships and LLPs in hedge fund, private equity and other financial services structures; in international commercial group structures; and as part of wealth planning strategies.

In the professional services sector, our clients include a number of the major firms of solicitors and accountants.  On the non-contentious side, we have experience of domestic and international mergers, demergers and structuring, LLP conversions and revision of partnership agreements.  Contentious experience includes litigation and arbitration across the full spectrum of partnership disputes: in particular, expulsions; team moves; restrictive covenants; retirements; dissolutions; regulatory and disciplinary issues; insurance coverage issues; and liability to third parties.

The Law of Limited Liability Partnerships (4th edition 2016, Bloomsbury Professional) by John Whittaker and John Machell QC (with contributions from other members of Chambers: Thomas Braithwaite, Jennifer Haywood, Matthew Morrison, James Mather, Adil Mohamedbhai, Amy Proferes and Emma Hargreaves) is established as the leading work on LLPs for practitioners and the courts and John Machell QC, Jennifer Haywood and James Mather have published an LLP Legislation Handbook (2010, Bloomsbury Professional).

News & Events

  • News

    Justin Higgo QC & Timothy Collingwood QC

    A fantastic start to the week for Serle Court. We would like to offer our congratulations to Justin Higgo QC... Read More


    Who’s Who Legal UK Bar 2020 Rankings

    Serle Court members featured in 11 practice areas in the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal. Including thirteen members... Read More

  • Events

    Partnership Law Update: Restrictive Covenants and Damages - Thursday, 11 October 2018

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, London, WC2A 3QS Read More


    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More