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For a firm which is a limited liability partnership to be able to sue on a bill, should the partner signing the bill sign the name of the firm, ie sign ‘ABC LLP’ or sign their own name, ie ‘John Smith’?

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Produced in partnership with Sarah Charlton of ILFM
Published on LexisPSL on 12/10/2018

The following Practice Compliance Q&A produced in partnership with Sarah Charlton of ILFM provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • For a firm which is a limited liability partnership to be able to sue on a bill, should the partner signing the bill sign the name of the firm, ie sign ‘ABC LLP’ or sign their own name, ie ‘John Smith’?

Below is an extract from section 69 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (SA 1974):

‘69 Action to recover solicitor’s costs.

(2A) A bill is signed in accordance with this subsection if it is—

(a) s

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