£3.4m LLP member whistleblowing claim permitted to proceed

£3.4m LLP member whistleblowing claim permitted to proceed

Summary Losses resulting from expulsion following whistleblowing can be very substantial, and there is no statutory limit on the amount of compensation that can be awarded. But in some cases the expulsion of the whistleblower may: be based (at least on the face of the...
The evolution of the partnership and the predator partner

The evolution of the partnership and the predator partner

(This article was first published on the Kluwer Mediation Blog on 7 March 2017) “Whilst I am grateful to counsel and solicitors for their presentation and assistance in this matter, the legal battles raging between these two brothers are unedifying, unpleasant...
Are LLP members protected under the TUPE Regs?

Are LLP members protected under the TUPE Regs?

LLP members might be entitled to protection under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/246) (TUPE). This consideration is at least in part prompted by the outcome of the recent Bates van Winkelhof case in the Supreme Court....

LLP + no LLP members’ agreement = litigation

The recent case of Eaton v Caulfield & others (an unfair prejudice petition brought under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006, coupled with a just and equitable winding up petition under section 122(1)(g) of the Insolvency Act 1986) highlights the difficulties...

Senior partner-itis

“… Typically the senior partner becomes complacent about the fabulous hand of cards that life has dealt him and starts to presume that he can do no wrong …” It may come as no surprise that amongst professional practices that have no provision...

The 10 most important partnership or LLP deed clauses

…Recessions bring out the worst in people… A recession has a way of exposing weaknesses in legal drafting. As practices try to respond to the economic climate, management teams consult the fine print of their partnership deed or LLP members’ agreement, and...

Who is liable for an LLP legal practice run-off premium?

“… the number of insureds under a practice’s professional indemnity insurance can easily double every fifteen or so years …” (First published in the Law Society Gazette on 20 August 2009) Last year a letter dropped though the door of numerous...

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