616. Partnership.

The Court of Protection has power to make a declaration in relation to a person's property and affairs including in particular the taking of a decision which will have the effect of dissolving a partnership of which that person is a member1.

A partner's permanent unsoundness of mind has long been a ground on which the High Court2 might dissolve a partnership, although such unsoundness of mind did not of itself bring the partnership to an end3. Before 1959, statutory powers to this effect existed in both the High Court and the Judge in Lunacy. The power of the High