Monday 25 May 2015

UK: England and Wales: limited partnerships - certificates of registration - fraud and forgery

Judgment was given last week in Bank of Beirut S.A.L. v HRH Prince Adel El-Hashemite [2015] EWHC 1451 (Ch). This is an important decision concerning the status of the certificate of registration issued by the Registrar in respect of limited partnerships. The trial judge held that such certificates provide conclusive evidence that the partnership has come into existence on the date of registration (as section 8C(4) of the Limited Partnerships Act 1907 provides; section 8C was inserted into the 1907 Act by the Legislative Reform (Limited Partnerships) Order 2009) and that this is unaffected by the fact that registration may have been procured by fraud and forgery.

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