What steps must be taken to suspend a partner?

Suspending a partner can be a difficult process, and it is important to tread carefully if such an action becomes necessary.

A partner can only be suspended if this is permitted in the current partnership agreement. Ideally, this will be the case, but if it is not there is legislation in place which the partnership must abide by. In this instance, terms of the Partnership Act 1890 must be followed.

What many businesses do not realise is that under the laws of the 1890 Act, expelling a partner is not possible unless there is express agreement to the contrary. However, one potential solution is to issue a dissolution notice that will effectively bring about the end of the partnership unless another agreement is reached.

How Ralli Partnership Law Solicitors can help

Ralli Partnership Law Solicitors have dealt with many cases of this nature, and if you find yourself in a situation where expelling a partner is your only option then we are able to review your partnership agreement and help you decide on the best way forward. We can also suggest amendments to your partnership agreement that may help your business avoid a similar problem occurring in future.

Whether you are looking at suspending or even removing a partner, feel free to contact us in order to discuss the specific circumstances of your case, and our team will be happy to provide you with expert advice and guidance.

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