Partnership, Financial Accounting

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Definition:

A partnership is defined as “the relationship that subsists between two or more persons carrying on a business in common with a view to making a profit.” (Partnership Act).

Membership:

There may be a minimum of two and a maximum of twenty members in a partnership. In the U.K however, the Partnership Act 1934 CAP 29 provides that the maximum number of partners in a firm that offers personal/professional services may be up to 50 if each partner is professionally qualified, e.g. Accountants, Lawyers, architects doctors, surgeons etc.

Types of Partners:

Partners may be classified into the following categories:

a)    Active or dormant;
b)    Limited or Unlimited;
c)    Adult or Minor;
d)    Real or Quasi.


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