As a partnership law barrister, Keith accepts instructions from partners in professional practice including;
Getting it right at the beginning can stop issues escalating later on, but with the start of any new enterprise enthusiasm sometimes overrules common sense. It is imperative that the ground rules of a new partnership are set out and an agreement created for the running of the business and the responsibilities of the partners.
Keith’s expertise in Partnership Law means he can advise you as to the merits of the type of partnership to enter into and the merits of a Limited Liability Partnership or a conventional unincorporated partnership and how the partnership will impact on the individual partners and the partnership itself.
Keith will create the necessary agreements that you as partners can rely upon for the immediate future of the partnership and its sustainability as the business moves forward. Communication is key at all times but most especially at the outset.
Keith will meet with yourselves and discuss, in plain English, the implications of entering into a partnership and outline the type of agreement that will need to be put in place to ensure that the obstacles that come along are not insurmountable. All agreements will be different but key areas that will be covered are breakdown of the investments made by individual partners, roles and responsibilities for each of the partners, compensatory payments and when they would be paid and how individual partners can leave the partnership or it is dissolved are just a few of the areas that would be considered discussed.
Keith has provided expert advice on partnerhsip law to companies throughout the UK from his offices in London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.