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Limited Liability Partnerships (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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5.  After paragraph 3 of Schedule 2, insert–

Limited Liability Partnerships

3A.(1) Except where an enactment expressly provides otherwise, where a granter of a document is a limited liability partnership, the document is signed by the limited liability partnership if it is signed on its behalf by a member of the limited liability partnership.

(2) This Act is without prejudice to paragraph 9 of Schedule 1, paragraph 9 of Schedule 2, and paragraph 7 of Schedule 4, to the Insolvency Act 1986.

(3) Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) of this paragraph apply in relation to the signing of an alteration made to a document as they apply in relation to the signing of a document.

(4) Where a granter of a document is a limited liability partnership, section 3 of and Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect subject to the modifications set out in sub-paragraphs (5) and (6) below.

(5) In section 3–

(a)for subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following subsections–

(1) Subject to subsections (1A) to (7) below, where–

(a)a document bears to have been subscribed on behalf of a limited liability partnership by a member of the limited liability partnership;

(b)the document bears to have been signed by a person as a witness of the subscription of the member of the limited liability partnership and to state the name and address of the witness; and

(c)nothing in the document, or in the testing clause or its equivalent, indicates–

(i)that it was not subscribed on behalf of the limited liability partnership as it bears to have been so subscribed; or

(ii)that it was not validly witnessed for any reason specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) of subsection (4) below,

the document shall be presumed to have been subscribed by the limited liability partnership.

(1A) Where a document does not bear to have been signed by a person as a witness of the subscription of the member of the limited liability partnership it shall be presumed to have been subscribed by the limited liability partnership if it bears to have been subscribed on behalf of the limited liability partnership by two members of the limited liability partnership.

(1B) A presumption under subsection (1) or (1A) above as to subscription of a document does not include a presumption that a person bearing to subscribe the document as a member of the limited liability partnership was such member.;

(b)in subsection (4) after paragraph (g) there shall be inserted the following paragraph–

(h)if the document does not bear to have been witnessed, but bears to have been subscribed on behalf of the limited liability partnership by two of the members of the limited liability partnership, that a signature bearing to be the signature of a member is not such a signature, whether by reason of forgery or otherwise;.

(6) In paragraph 1 of Schedule 1–

(a)for sub-paragraph (1) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraphs–

(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (1A) to (7) below, where–

(a)an alteration to a document bears to have been signed on behalf of a limited liability partnership by a member of the limited liability partnership;

(b)the alteration bears to have been signed by a person as a witness of the signature of the member of the limited liability partnership and to state the name and address of the witness; and

(c)nothing in the document or alteration, or in the testing clause or its equivalent, indicates–

(i)that the alteration was not signed on behalf of the limited liability partnership as it bears to have been so signed; or

(ii)that the alteration was not validly witnessed for any reason specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) of sub-paragraph (4) below,

the alteration shall be presumed to have been signed by the limited liability partnership.

(1A) Where an alteration does not bear to have been signed by a person as a witness of the signature of the member of the limited liability partnership it shall be presumed to have been signed by the limited liability partnership if it bears to have been signed on behalf of the limited liability partnership by two members of the limited liability partnership.

(1B) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b) above, the name and address of the witness may bear to be stated in the alteration itself or in the testing clause or its equivalent.

(1C) A presumption under sub-paragraph (1) or (1A) above as to signing of an alteration to a document does not include a presumption that a person bearing to sign the alteration as a member of the limited liability partnership was such member;

(b)in sub-paragraph (4) after paragraph (g) there shall be inserted the following–

; or

(h)if the alteration does not bear to have been witnessed, but bears to have been signed on behalf of the limited liability partnership by two of the members of the limited liability partnership, that a signature bearing to be the signature of a member is not such a signature, whether by reason of forgery or otherwise;.

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