Partnership Law / Edition 6

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The new edition of this popular text is an updated, modern account of the law of partnerships in a readily accessible and readable form. A concise study of the law of partnership, this text is suitable for those studying the subject and provides practitioners with a easy to use source of information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199288816
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/30/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Morse is Professor of Corporate and Tax Law, University of Birmingham

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Table of Contents

1. Partnerships and Partnership Law
What is a partnership?
Partnership law
Essentials of a partnership
Partnerships then and now
Partnerships: variations on a theme
2. Establishing a Partnership
Questions and answers
Formal partnerships
Partnerships by association
Investing in a partnership
Partners and employees
3. Legal Controls on Partnerships
Public and private controls
Restrictions on the freedom to contract
Restrictions on freedom of association
Restrictions on choice of business name
Partnerships and the public domain
4. Partners and Outsiders
Potential problem areas
Liability of partners for contracts
Liability for other wrongs
Nature of the liability
Duration of the liability
5. Partners and Each Other
Contract and equity
Duty of care
Fiduciary duties
Contract: implied terms
Expulsion clauses
Assignment of the partnership share
6. Partnership Property
Problems and possibilities
What is partnership property?
Business premises: leases and licences
Goodwill: a note
7. Dissolution and Winding Up
Winding up
Partial dissolution
Distribution of assets - solvent partnerships
8. Partnerships and Insolvency
Possibilities and problems
Winding up of an insolvent partnership only
Winding up of an insolvent partnershipand concurrent bankruptcy of the partners
Joint bankruptcy petitions
Voluntary arrangements
Partnership administration orders
9. Limited Liability Partnerships
Development and nature of the limited liability partnership
Formation of an LLP
Financial and other controls
Liability for contracts, torts and other wrongs
Duties of members to the LLP and to each other
Cessation of membership; minority protection
Loan capital
Winding up and insolvency
Arrangements and reconstructions
Disqualification of LLP members as company directos

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