59. Civil and criminal liability of the firm.

Where, by any wrongful act or omission of any partner acting in the ordinary course of the business of the firm1, or with the authority of his co-partners, loss or injury is caused to any person not being a partner in the firm, or any penalty is incurred, the firm is liable to the same extent as the partner so acting or omitting to act2. This provision of the Partnership Act 18903 is not confined to torts4 or other common law wrongs; it applies whenever injury is caused to a non-partner, or any penalty is incurred by any wrongful