A partnership may be illegal under statute or at common law1. A partnership in the profits of a crime2 or formed for making profits out of a business which is contrary to public policy or which cannot be carried on except illegally3 is itself illegal4. It may be illegal if one of its partners is an unlicensed or unqualified person5. If a partnership has as its object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition, it will not per se be illegal, although it may be rendered null and void6 or result in the partnership being referred to
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