Tuesday 23 March 2021

UK: England and Wales: LLP members and disqualification

An important judgment of the High Court was delivered earlier today: Secretary of State for Business, Energy And Industrial Strategy v Geoghegan [2021] EWHC 672. The decision of Mr Justice Michael Green is noteworthy because it confirms that all members of a limited liability partnership can be disqualified under section 6 of Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986. The judge held, moreover, that [a] there is no requirement that such members should be on the management board (or at a level equivalent to a director of a company); [b] the conduct that can be relied on for the purposes of disqualification is anything done in the capacity of a member of a LLP; and [c] the test for unfitness is the same as in relation to companies.

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