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Simon Jelf

Work 020 7430 2005
Partnership Counsel (Partnership Counsel)


Barrister specialising exclusively in partnership and LLP law. Deals with all aspects, from the drafting of partnership and LLP agreements to the resolution of disputes, whether involving litigation, mediation or negotiation. He is known for his hands-on, commercial approach. He has wide experience in issues surrounding dissolution, retirement and expulsion, including contested expulsions, compulsory retirement and the enforceability of restrictive covenants, on behalf of both individuals and firms. His clients include both large and small firms of solicitors, accountants and other professionals, as well as a range of other businesses. He has particular expertise in medical partnerships within the NHS.


Qualified 1996, Gray’s Inn. Law Commission (1996-98) primarily involved with the review of partnership law; editor of the third supplement to the 19th edition of Lindley & Banks on Partnership; contributor to the ‘Encyclopedia of Professional Partnerships’.


Association of Partnership Practitioners.


John Taylor High School, Burton-upon-Trent; University of East Anglia.


Golf, property renovation

London Bar

Company and partnership

Within: Partnership – Leading juniors

Simon Jelf - Partnership CounselHe is extremely able, pleasant to work with and authoritative.

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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