Limited Liability Partnerships (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 2002

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2002/915

2002 No. 915

PARTNERSHIP

The Limited Liability Partnerships (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 2002

Made 31th March 2002

Coming into force 2nd April 2002

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by sections 723B to F of the Companies Act 19851, as applied to limited liability partnerships, and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations, of which a draft has been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 723F(5) of that Act and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament:

Citation, commencement and interpretation
S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Limited Liability Partnerships (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 2002.

(2) These Regulations shall come into force on 2nd April 2002.

(3) In these Regulations—

the 1985 Act” means the Companies Act 1985 as applied to limited liability partnerships by the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 20012and by the Limited Liability Partnerships (No. 2) Regulations 20023;

“the 2000 Act” means the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 20004;

“beneficiary of an order” means an individual in relation to whom a confidentiality order is in force;

“Companies (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) Regulations” means the Companies (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 20025;

“competent authority” means any authority specified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

“police force” means a police force within the meaning of section 101(1) of the Police Act 19966or section 50 of the Police (Scotland) Act 19677;

“member” includes “designated member”;

“principal Regulations” means the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 20018;

“service address” means the address specified pursuant to regulation 2(2)(b) in an application made under section 723B(1) of the 1985 Act or, if another address has been substituted under regulation 7, the address most recently substituted under that regulation; and

“working day” means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday in any part of England or Wales under or by virtue of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 19719.

(4) In these Regulations unless the contrary intention appears, expressions which are also used in the 2000 Act or in the principal Regulations shall have the same meanings as in that Act or in those Regulations.

1 PART 1

PART 1

Applications for confidentiality orders under section 723B of the 1985 Act
S-2 Applications for confidentiality orders under section 723B of the 1985 Act

Applications for confidentiality orders under section 723B of the 1985 Act

2.—(1) An application for a confidentiality order shall be made to the Secretary of State.

(2) An application for a confidentiality order shall:

(a)

(a) be in such form and contain such information and be accompanied by such evidence as the Secretary of State may from time to time direct;

(b)

(b) specify each limited liability partnership of which the applicant is or proposes to become a member and shall specify an address complying with regulation 9.

(3) The Secretary of State may from time to time direct different information or evidence be provided for different cases or categories of application.

(4) The Secretary of State may require any information or evidence delivered by an applicant to be verified in such manner as she may direct.

(5) The Secretary of State may require any application to be supported by a statement by any limited liability partnership to which the application relates that the limited liability partnership wishes a confidentiality order to be made in respect of the applicant together with the statement of the reasons for that wish.

(6) At any time after receiving an application and before determining it, the Secretary of State may require that any applicant deliver additional information or evidence including the delivery by a limited liability partnership of a statement complying with paragraph (5).

(7) Subject to paragraph (8) each application shall be accompanied by a fee of £100, and the Secretary of State may reject any application without considering it unless it is accompanied by such fee.

(8) No fee shall be payable where an application is made by an applicant—

(a)

(a) who at the same time has made an application for a confidentiality order under the Companies (Particulars of Usual Residence Address) Regulations, and where a fee has been paid in respect of that application; or

(b)

(b) in respect of whom, at the time of the application, a confidentiality order made under the Companies (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) Regulations is in force.

(9) An applicant may withdraw his application, by notice delivered to the Secretary of State, at any time before the Secretary of State makes a decision on the application, and the Secretary of State may retain the fee paid in respect of that application.

Referral of questions for the purposes of the determination of an application
S-3 Referral of questions for the purposes of the determination of an application

Referral of questions for the purposes of the determination of an application

3.—(1) The Secretary of State may, in respect of any application or category of applications, refer to a relevant body any question relating to an assessment, in the case of such application or category of applications, of the nature and extent of any risk of violence or intimidation considered by the applicant as likely to be created in relation to the applicant, or any person living with him, by virtue of the availability for inspection by members of the public of particulars of his usual residential address.

(2) The Secretary of State may also refer to a relevant body any question as to the nature or extent of any risk of violence or intimidation likely to be created in relation to any applicant or category of applicants or persons living with them as a result of their involvement in the activities of a particular limited liability partnership or category of limited liability partnerships, of a particular sector of commerce or industry or of a particular type of business activity.

(3) The Secretary of State may accept any answer to a question referred in accordance with paragraph (1) or (2) as providing sufficient evidence of the nature and extent of any risk relevant to an applicant or any person living with him for the purposes of any determination under section 723B(3) or (4) of the 1985 Act.

(4) In this regulation, “relevant body” means any police force and any other person whom the Secretary of State considers may be able to assist in answering a question referred to that person under paragraph (1) or (2).

Notification of the outcome of an application
S-4 Notification of the outcome of an application

Notification of the outcome of an application

4. The Secretary of State shall send the applicant at his usual residential address, as stated in his application, notice of her decision under section 723B(3) or (4) of the 1985 Act and such notice shall be sent within five working days of the decision being made.

Appeals
S-5 Appeals

Appeals

5.—(1) An applicant who has received notice under regulation 4 that his application for a confidentiality order has been unsuccessful may appeal to the High Court or the Court of Session on the grounds that the decision—

(a)

(a) is unlawful;

(b)

(b) is irrational or unreasonable; or

(c)

(c) has been made on the basis of procedural impropriety or otherwise contravenes the rules of natural justice.

(2) No appeal under this regulation may be brought unless the leave of the court has been obtained.

(3) An applicant must bring an appeal within 21 days of the sending of the notice under regulation 4 or, with the court’s permission, after the end of such period, but only if the court is satisfied—

(a)

(a) where permission is sought before the end of that period, that there is good reason for the applicant being unable to bring the appeal in time; or

(b)

(b) where permission is sought after that time, that there was a good reason for the applicant’s failure to bring the appeal in time and for any delay in applying for permission.

(4) The court determining an appeal may—

(a)

(a) dismiss the appeal; or

(b)

(b) quash the decision,

and where the court quashes a decision it may refer the matter to the Secretary of State with a direction to reconsider it and to make a determination in accordance with the findings of the court.

2 PART II

PART II

Service addresses

Service addresses

S-6 Where an application for a confidentiality order is made by a...

6. Where an application for a confidentiality order is made by a member, that individual shall notify to each of the limited liability partnerships specified in the application the service address specified in the application pursuant to regulation 2(2)(b).

S-7 If a beneficiary of an order wishes to substitute another...

7. If a beneficiary of an order wishes to substitute another address, complying with regulation 9, for an address specified by him under regulation 2(2)(b) or previously notified by him under this regulation, he shall do so by notifying every limited liability partnership of which he is a member of the address to be substituted.

S-8 Where the beneficiary of an order— becomes a member of a...

8. Where the beneficiary of an order—

(a) becomes a member of a limited liability partnership; or

(b) is to be named in an incorporation document delivered under sections 2 and 3 of the 2000 Act as a member of a limited liability partnership to be formed under the 2000 Act,

that beneficiary shall, in a case falling within (a) above notify to the limited liability partnership the service address, and in a case falling within (b) above...

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