65. Criminal liability.

Section 10 of the Partnership Act 1890 which renders the firm liable to the same extent as the wrong-doing partner where he acts in the ordinary course of the business of the firm, or with the authority of his co-partners1 applies to crimes2 as well as torts3, and the other partners themselves may therefore face prosecution4.

A person may be criminally liable if false descriptions are made recklessly by his partner and he does not actively disassociate himself from them