Limited Liability Partnerships: Designated Members and Members

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members and designated membersTo form a Limited Liability Partnership you require at least two designated members. So what’s the difference between a designated member and a member?

Designated members and members have the same rights to the company. However, designated members have more responsibilities than a regular member. They are responsible for (taken from Companies House):

• appointing an auditor (if one is needed)
• signing the accounts on behalf of the members
• delivering the accounts to Companies House
• notifying Companies House of any membership changes or change to the registered office address or name of the LLP
• preparing, signing and delivering the annual return to Companies House
• acting on behalf of the LLP if it is wound up and dissolved
• they are also accountable in law for failing to carry out these legal responsibilities

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