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Partnership

We have specialist partnership practitioners, who are leaders in the field of partnership litigation and advice.

Ten Old Square is ranked in band one for partnership in Chambers 2018 (“Sources frequently stress the team’s high intellectual calibre”, calling the barristers “astonishingly bright and possessed of knowledge which is second to none in this area”  and the “go-to set” as “you know you’ll get the highest level of analysis – which is what wins cases”), Chambers 2017 (“a fabulous set” and as “one of the standout sets for partnership law” and “a pioneer in the development of a specialised partnership offering”) and in Legal 500 2016 (“it is hard to imagine how chambers could improve its service; individuals go the extra mile and are very easy to deal with”).

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Our members deliver high quality legal expertise combined with a down-to- earth and collaborative approach.

If you would like to discuss a specific case, arrange a meeting or receive further information about any of our members, areas of expertise or about the way we work in general, please contact our clerks who will be happy to provide further guidance.

Call +44 (0)20 7405 0758
Email clerks@tenoldsquare.com

Ten Old Square is "just excellent for partnership work and is involved in most of the leading cases."

Legal 500 2018

"Sources frequently stress the team's high intellectual calibre, with one contributor calling the barristers "astonishingly bright and possessed of knowledge which is second to none in this area." The "go-to set" as "very careful in a positive sense: you know you'll get the highest level of analysis - which is what wins cases."

Chambers UK 2018 Partnership - London Bar

"This set has a fine pedigree in partnership matters, and contains a number practitioners skilled in the field. Contentious matters are a forte for the set, with counsel often being instructed on the highest-profile cases around."

Chambers UK

“Ten Old Square is an ‘excellent set for partnership and Chancery work’, with a ‘very userfriendly, can-do approach’. Members also manage to ‘combine expertise with an empathetic approach."

Legal 500

“a fabulous set" and "one of the standout sets for partnership law."

Chambers UK

“It is hard to imagine how chambers could improve its service; individuals go the extra mile and are very easy to deal with."

Legal 500

“This dynamic Chancery set has a fine reputation for partnership work, and is led by partnership colossus Jeremy Callman."

Chambers UK

“It is particularly well-regarded for its work in contentious partnership disputes, and its barristers receive praise across the board for their exceptional strength in advocacy, drafting and client service."

Chambers UK

The partnership team provides experienced barristers ranked in both legal journals and variously described as “highest service level I have ever experienced… thoroughness, intellectual rigour and sheer determination”, “like gold dust”, “clever and approachable”, ”authoritative, thorough and reliable”, “absolutely fantastic” and “extremely bright, with a deep and detailed knowledge of all things partnership and LLP”.

Our barristers deal with partnerships, LLPs and LPs of all types: from professional services, hedge funds and private equity to agricultural, medical and family property partnerships. Members regularly appear in court, arbitration and mediation as well advising management on internal issues and dealing with non-contentious advisory work.

Notable cases include:

  • Castledine v RSM Bentley Jennison [2011] EWHC 2363 (Ch);
  • Eaton v Caulfield [2013] EWHC 2214 (Ch); [2015] 1 BCLC 634;
  • Khawaja v Popat [2016] EWCA Civ 362;
  • Muhammad v ARY Properties Ltd [2016] EWHC 1698 (Ch);
  • Otuo v Brierley [2015] EWHC 1938 (Ch); [2015] EWCA Civ 1143; [2016] EMLR 6
  • Patley Wood Farm LLP v Brake
  • Popat v Khawaja [2015] EWHC 2481 (Ch)
  • Re Stay in Style [2016] EWHC 1041 (Ch)
  • Reinhard v Ondra LLP [2015] EWHC 26 (Ch); [2015] EWHC 1869 (Ch); [2015] EWHC 2943 (Ch)

Examples of areas which members regularly deal with include:

  • Partner and member exits: expulsion and compulsory retirement
  • Team moves and lateral hires
  • Partnership property and assets (including goodwill)
  • LLP and partnership agreements: drafting and construing key clauses
  • Status of partners/members (employee versus partner/member)
  • Duties within partnerships and LLPs
  • Unfair prejudice in LLPs
  • Restrictive covenants and garden leave in partnership disputes
  • Dissolution and termination of partnerships and taking accounts
  • Partnership and LLP insolvency
  • Discrimination issues in partnerships
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