Partnership and LLP

"their reputation is well deserved in the area of partnership law"
Chambers and Partners
‘stocked with magnificent lawyers’
The Legal 500

Partnership and LLP

Serle Court 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 barristers offer a unique combination of breadth and depth of experience in this area which is complemented by years of experience of high value complex commercial litigation and arbitration.

Our experience includes both contentious and non-contentious work, and transactional 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, often involving partnerships between high net worth individuals.

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).

Chambers regularly accepts instructions in relation to partnership/LLP arbitrations and mediations.

Please join our experts in conversation on LinkedIn by joining the Serle Court – Partnership and LLP Law Group here.

  Join our Partnership and LLP Group on LinkedIn

News & Events

  • News

    Welcome to SerleShare

    SerleShare is an up-to-date digital marketing initiative that came to life in July 2020 when our Business Development and... Read More


    #SerleShare - The use and abuse of unfair prejudice petitions: lessons from Loveridge v Loveridge

    "The unfair prejudice jurisdiction is flexible, but its tensile strength is not unlimited. The Loveridge decisions have been a... Read More

  • Events

    Third Annual Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum

    Location: Online Read More


    How Should Firms Approach Decision-Making Relating to Partners and LLP Members, Including in Relation to Remuneration, Status and Exit During a Crisis?

    Location: Live Q&A Zoominar Read More