Persistent breaches of the partnership agreement? – don’t slice the salami

26 March 2014

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Bishop v Golstein[1] has provided welcome clarification on the way to bring a traditional partnership to an end, when one party has breached the partnership agreement repeatedly.

Practitioners are likely, however, to be more interested in the obiter comments of Lord Justice Briggs, regarding the place of repudiation, affirmation and “the last straw doctrine”[2] in partnership law. And partners, themselves, may be concerned about the potential cost. For the full facts and commentary on this case, please click here.

[1] 5 February 2014; [2014] EWCA Civ 10

[2] Used in employment law

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