Roderick I'Anson Banks
Roderick I'Anson Banks is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on partnerships and in particular on disputes and drafting issues facing solicitors' partnerships and LLPs and other professional firms. He has extensive hands-on experience in a wide range of disputes, with particular reference to good faith issues, expulsions, compulsory retirements and partner extractions. He is a seasoned litigator, having appeared in numerous highly contentious arbitrations and, as a CEDR accredited mediator, can advise on the best use of alternative dispute resolution. With an in-depth knowledge of current practice and developing trends within the professions, he also brings innovative solutions to the drafting of partnership and LLP agreements.
A recognised expert in the field of limited and corporate partnerships, he also advises on the structuring of investment vehicles and the use or avoidance of partnership status in large commercial ventures.
He was co-editor of Lindley on Partnership from 1979 and has been sole editor of Lindley & Banks on Partnership since 1990 (now in its 19th edition). He is also general editor of the Encyclopedia of Professional Partnerships.
He acted as a consultant to the Law Commission in its review of partnership and limited partnership law and was a founder member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners. He lectures widely on partnership-related topics.