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Applicant registering limited partnerships - Claimant banks registered as general partners Bank of Beirut SAL and another v HRH Prince Adel El-Hashemite and another [2015] EWHC 1451 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 230

2 June 2015

Ch D: Nugee J

• 22 May 2015

In circumstances where the Registrar of Companies of England and Wales had acted entirely bona fide, although mistakenly, in registering partnerships and giving certificates, the plain wording of section 8C of the Limited Partnerships Act 1907 required those certificates to have conclusive effect even though the mistake was procured by the fraud of the applicant.

Nugee J so held in a reserved judgment in the Chancery Division, when refusing to make an order that the second defendant Registrar of Companies of England and Wales remove from the records held at the registry at Companies House all documents and information relating to limited partnerships registered by the first defendant, HRH Prince Adel El-Hashemite. The first defendant had registered these partnerships under which the claimant banks, Bank...

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