Partners who have resigned can still bind a partnership

Insights - 15/09/2015

A recent Court of Appeal decision held that a partner was jointly and severally liable to a third party for the breach of fiduciary duty of a former partner, even though the former partner’s breach of duty occurred after he resigned from the partnership.

The case provides a stark warning to owners of businesses that previously traded as a partnership and in particular where former partners continue to provide consultancy services to the partnership following their departure.

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