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9 KING'S BENCH WALK, TEMPLE, EC4Y 7DX, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7430 2005
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Fax 020 7831 4885
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284 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.partnershipcounsel.co.uk

Roderick I’Anson Banks

Tel:
Work 020 7430 2005
Email:
Partnership Counsel (Partnership Counsel)

Position

Barrister heading up the only chambers specialising exclusively in partnership and LLP law, which he founded in 1991. Although he deals primarily with disputes and problems affecting solicitors' and other professional firms and LLPs, he also regularly advises in other area, e.g. hedge fund and farming partnerships.  He has a long track record as a draftsman of all forms of bespoke partnership and LLP-related documentation and extensive experience in contentious matters involving expulsions and compulsory retirements, ‘lock-ins’ and ‘extractions’, firm-wide downsizing operations, dissolutions, garden leave and restrictive covenant disputes. He has assisted numerous firms with the process of LLP conversion, including resolving pre-conversion disputes, and the drafting, review and updating of LLP agreements.  At the same time, he continues to draft traditional partnership agreements, retirement and dissolution agreements and other documents in the more traditional partnership field. He is used to providing complex drafts at very short notice.

He is known for his hands-on approach to partnership disputes, yet advocates a subtle and, where possible, preventative approach in the embryonic stages, utilising mediation where appropriate. Advice can be given outside office hours and away from chambers, where confidentiality is at a premium. Most of his litigation work is conducted in arbitrations.

He acted as a consultant to the Law Commission in its review of Partnership and Limited Partnership Law (1999-2003).

Career

Called in 1974. Co-editor of ‘Lindley on Partnership’ since 1979; sole editor of retitled ‘Lindley & Banks on Partnership’ since 1990 (20th edition 2017, first supplement 2018); author of ‘Encyclopedia of Professional Partnerships’; contributor 'Private Fund Dispute Resolution' (2014). CEDR-accredited mediator.

Member

Founder member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners; professional member of the Country Land and Business Association.

Education

Westminster; University College, London (1973 LLB (Hons)).

Leisure

Reading, films, auction hunting, reluctant gardener 


London Bar

Company and partnership

Within: Partnership – Leading juniors

Roderick I’Anson Banks - Partnership Counsel ‘Renowned as the repository of all knowledge relating to general partnerships.’

Within: Company and partnership

Partnership Counsel is ‘one of the foremost sets and the only one that is truly focused, exclusively, on partnership law’. Both members of chambers, Roderick I’Anson Banks and Simon Jelf, are veterans of the area and represent both partners and firms involved in partnership and LLP disputes, as well as advisory and drafting work. L’Anson Banks continues to represent the claimant in the family partnership dispute, Benge v Benge.

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