What we do
We have a team dedicated to partnership and LLP law and practice, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and limited partnerships. We have helped numerous professional partnerships and limited companies to convert successfully to LLP status. We set up new partnerships and LLPs. We advise on partnership agreements and LLP members agreements. We vary existing agreements - perhaps to add a remuneration scheme.
We also offer specialist advice and representation in partnership disputes and LLP disputes - issues arising out of retirement, expulsion, exclusion, dissolution, discrimination, goodwill, partnership liabilities, insolvency, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and (in relation to salaried partners or members) employment rights.
Our clients include solicitors, accountants, surveyors, architects, doctors and patent attorneys, as well as a wide range of other businesses - such as property developers, investment managers, restaurants, care homes and farming.
Individual partners (or members of an LLP) also seek our advice about their personal rights and obligations, on joining or leaving a partnership or LLP, or if they have a dispute with their fellow partners or members.
Why Cripps Harries Hall?
Partnership law is one of our specialities. Our partnership lawyers spend much of their time dealing with partners and their businesses, and so have a deep understanding of the practical issues involved as well as the legal issues.
For further information please contact Stephen Williams.
Our team is dedicated to partnership and LLP law and practice. Some of our work includes:
- Acting for numerous professional partnerships on their conversion to LLP status and other LLP matters; clients include Top 100 law firms and Top 50 accountancy practices
- Acting for a major real estate investment company on the terms of their LLP joint venture with a listed UK householder
- Acting for former members of solicitors' LLP to extract their capital and obtain other remedies
- Acting for an excluded partner of a firm of surveyors to recover a substantial sum for him via mediation
|Chris Langridge||Partner||+44 (0)1892 506 090
|Paul Lester||Partner||+44 (0)1892 506 336
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|Stephen Williams||Partner||+44 (0)1892 506 344
Professional practice update - April 2013
Useful guidance for surveyors and lenders on where the boundaries for negligent property valuations may lie
Partnerships & professional practices - The test of true partnership - when are LLP members also employees? - February 2012
This week's decision by the Court of Appeal in Tiffin v Lester Aldridge LLP -  EWCA Civ 35 - is a welcome clarification of the principles to be applied in deciding whether junior members of a limited liability partnership - typically described as "salaried" or "fixed share" partners - are also employees of the LLP.
Partnerships or LLP members' agreement checklist
This document is designed as a starting point for partners and LLP members when considering whether the provisions of their partnership or members' agreement are adequate.
Senior appointment at Cripps Harries Hall
Cripps Harries Hall announces the appointment of Paul Lester as a partner in its corporate team.
How 'legal services reforms' will affect high street firms
Peter Garry comments
What the legal services reforms could mean
Nothing defines the City of London quite as much as its propensity to check the bottom line - the importance of which has been underlined by the financial crisis and renewed attention to risk management. Peter Garry comments.
What others say
Stephen Williams is vastly experienced in this sphere, and commands a considerable local reputation. His history of converting professional partnerships to LLPs is worthy of commendation
Stephen Williams is noted for the quality of his advice and the depth of his experience, and is especially well versed in converting professional partnerships to LLP status.