Offences by bodies corporate etc.
15. (1) For the purposes of this Act, section 20(2) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33) applies with the omission of the words “the liability of whose members is limited” and where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, applies in relation to the acts or defaults of a member in connection with the functions of management as if that member were a director of the body corporate.
(2) If an offence under this Act is committed by a partnership or proved—
(a)to have been committed with the consent or connivance of a partner, or
(b)to be attributable to any neglect on the partner’s part,
the partner as well as the partnership is guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
(3) In subsection (2) “partner” includes a person purporting to act as a partner.