Partnership Counsel

Roderick I'Anson Banks

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
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Roderick I'Anson Banks
Has focused exclusively on partnership and LLP law since the 1980s and is consistently applauded by sources for his exhaustive and unsurpassed knowledge of the area. Although respected as a courtroom opponent of great tactical skill, he is nevertheless distinguished by his ability to find alternatives to litigation. He acts for solicitors' firms and individual solicitors, and also assists clients from professional services and family-owned structures with partnership disputes and issues.
Strengths: "A leading authority on partnership law, who has extensive hands-on experience and particular expertise in a wide range of disputes concerning good faith issues." "He is renowned as the repository of all knowledge relating to general partnerships." "His reputation is second to none and he covers every aspect of partnership law."
Recent work: Acted in the case of Lawlor v Medivet Group Ltd, a major dispute concerning the construction of individual partnership agreements and whether those agreements had been varied by conduct.
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Roderick I’Anson Banks has more than 30 years’ experience practising exclusively in the specialist fields of partnership and LLP law. He deals primarily with disputes affecting professional firms and family partnerships, but also has a long track record as a draftsman of all forms of partnership-related documentation. He has extensive experience in cases involving expulsions, compulsory retirements, downsizing operations, “lock-ins”, “extractions”, garden leave, restrictive covenants, dissolutions and “Syers v. Syers” orders. He also has particular expertise in the field of limited partnerships and corporate structures designed to avoid partnership status.

He advises numerous international and non-UK based firms, especially those based in Jersey, having originally been involved in the drafting of the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997 and advised on the 2017 revisions to that Law.

Known for his hands-on approach to partnership disputes, he can also provide complex and bespoke drafts at short notice. Regularly acts for clients in arbitrations and mediations .


Called to the Bar 1974. Set up Partnership Counsel in 1991, as the only chambers specialising exclusively in partnership/LLP law. CEDR Accredited Mediator, 1993. Consultant to the Law Commission on its reviews of partnership law and limited partnership law (1999 - 2003).

Professional Memberships

Lincoln's Inn; Association of Partnership Practitioners; Country Land and Business Association


Co-editor of Lindley on Partnership from 1979; sole editor of the retitled Lindley & Banks on Partnership since 1990, the 20th edition of which was published in 2017 (third supplement 2020). Author and original editor of of the Encyclopedia of Professional Partnerships.

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Roderick I'Anson Banks

Partnership Counsel

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9 King's Bench Walk


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