PART 1 Commencement, Citation And Interpretation

(1) These Rules may be cited as the Limited Liability Partnerships Rules 2015.
(2) These Rules shall come into force on the date of their publication.
(3) Unless the context otherwise requires —
(a) "Chairman of the Board" means the chairman of the Board,
(b) "Commercial Licensing Regulations" means Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015,
(c) "Companies Regulations" means Companies Regulations 2015,
(d) "Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations" means the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 2015,
(e) "particulars of the usual residential address of all members" or "particulars of the usual residential address of a specified member" means the following information —
(i) the house name or number,
(ii) the street,
(iii) the area,
(iv) if relevant, the post town,
(v) the region,
(vi) the country, and
(vii) if relevant, the postcode or PO Box,
(f) "Registrar's Head Office" and "RHO" means the office of the Registrar where facilities are made available for applicants to inspect the register and to obtain copies of material on the register,
(g) "Registrar's Website" and "RW" mean the website of the Registrar, being www.adgm.com,
(h) "related information" means the following information in relation to a member —
(i) the name of the member,
(ii) if appropriate, the date of birth of the member,
(iii) the registered number or numbers of the LLP or LLPs, and
(iv) if appropriate, a statement that the usual residential address is the same as a service address,
(i) "relevant document" means (for the purposes of paragraph 2(d) of Chapter 1 in Part 4) any document required or authorised to be delivered to the Registrar in respect of a LLP by or under any provision of the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations, other than a document specified below. A document is not a relevant document if —
(i) a fee is specified in Part 4 in relation to the registration of a document, or the performance by the Registrar of a function, under any particular provision of the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations, or
(ii) that document is required or authorised to be delivered to the Registrar by or under sections 882 and 962 of the Companies Regulations.
(j) "relevant period" means one of the following periods —
(i) the period beginning with its incorporation and ending immediately after the delivery to the Registrar of its first annual return, or
(ii) a period beginning immediately after the delivery to the Registrar of an annual return and ending immediately after the delivery to the Registrar of the next annual return,
(k) "same day delivery" or "same day collection" means —
(i) a request for same day delivery or same day collection is received by the Registrar before 2.00 pm on the business day in question, and
(ii) the appropriate certificate or certified copy is issued to the applicant on that day,
(l) "same day registration" means —
(i) a request for same day registration and all documents required to be delivered to the Registrar in connection with that registration are received by the Registrar before 2.00 pm on the business day in question, and
(ii) the registration is completed on that day.
(m) references to sections are to sections of the Companies Regulations,
(n) a reference to a "Rule" or "Rules" is a reference to these rules and a reference to a numbered rule, part or schedule is to the Rule, Part or Schedule of these Rules,
(o) words in the singular include the plural and vice versa and a reference to a gender includes a reference to all genders,
(4) In these Rules "LLP" means a limited liability partnership registered under the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 2015, and
(5) In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires: (a) any reference to a numbered Part, section or Schedule is to the Part, section or Schedule so numbered in the Companies Regulations, and (b) references in provision applied to LLPs —
(i) to provisions of the Companies Regulations, or
(ii) to provisions of rules or instruments made under that Act,
are to those provisions as applied to LLPs by these Rules.