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Hi yes that would be very helpful
Assistant: Where is this? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: In London
Assistant: What steps have been taken so far?
Customer: I was just wondering if a 50/50 business partner is allowed to set up a competing business with our current business within 2 miles from our current one. And if this is a breech of partnership obligation
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: And she wants to resign a director, what if I also resign what happends to the buisness if she isn’t agreeing on dissolving it
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 6 months ago.
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Expert:  Joy Nicholas replied 6 months ago.
Hi, thank you for your message. Can I confirm is there a contract in place that explains this?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
We haven’t signed a partner agreement
Expert:  Joy Nicholas replied 6 months ago.
Hi, sorry I will need to opt out as I do not do phone calls. Another lawyer will be able to help you.
Expert:  JimLawyer replied 6 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a qualified lawyer happy to help you today.

As there is no partnership agreement in place, implied terms of the partnership are then imposed by statute under the Partnership Act 1890.

What this means is that in the absence of anything written, you share 50% of the profits and are also jointly liable for any debts. It means if one of you wants to leave the partnership, you can do so and that then dissolves the partnership automatically. You are then both left with having to tie up loose ends of the business which means settling any debts, taxes, wages, and so on.

Unfortunately as there is nothing written then there is nothing to stop either of you from setting up in another business once you leave the partnership. That is why it is very important to have a written partnership agreement with restraint of trade clauses and so on to protect the business if someone leaves.

I hope this helps - if you can please accept the answer and give me a 5 star rating (the top right of your screen & then click “submit”), I can answer follow up Q&A's at no extra charge and I will be credited for helping you today.

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Expert:  JimLawyer replied 6 months ago.

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