Protection for Partners – which way will the wind blow?
The Supreme Court's decision in the case of Clyde & Co v Bates van Winkelhof is eagerly awaited by partnerships, LLPs and those who advise them on their internal procedures.
The appeal concerned two preliminary points of importance to UK-based partnerships and LLPs. They concern the scope of "whistleblowing" protection for partners and members of LLPs, and whether such protection can extend to an individual who principally works outside Great Britain (given the territorial limits of the underlying legislation).
The article (which can be found by clicking here) examines the decision of the Court of Appeal and highlights the points which the Supreme Court will need to resolve in its judgment and the factors which may influence its decision. It also discusses what changes might be made to the current legislation.