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(1) For a limited liability partnership to be incorporated—
(a) two or more persons associated for carrying on a lawful business with a view to profit must have subscribed their names to an incorporation document,
(b) there must have been delivered to the registrar either the incorporation document or a copy authenticated in a manner approved by him, and
(c) there must have been so delivered a statement in a form approved by the registrar, made by either a solicitor engaged in the formation of the limited liability partnership or anyone who subscribed his name to the incorporation document, that the requirement imposed by paragraph (a) has been complied with.
(2) The incorporation document must—
(a) be in a form approved by the registrar (or as near to such a form as circumstances allow),
(b) state the name of the limited liability partnership,
(c) state whether the registered office of the limited liability partnership is to be situated in England and Wales, in Wales or in Scotland,
(d) state the address of that registered office,
(e) state the name and address of each of the persons who are to be members of the limited liability partnership on incorporation, and
(f) either specify which of those persons are to be designated members or state that every person who from time to time is a member of the limited liability partnership is a designated member.
(3) If a person makes a false statement under subsection (1)(c) which he—
(a) knows to be false, or
(b) does not believe to be true,
he commits an offence.
(4) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (3) is liable—
(a) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both, or
(b) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or a fine, or to both.
To be appointed: see s 19(1).