Biographies of contributors

Elspeth Berry

Reader in Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Contact details:

Tel: +44 (0)115 8490928

Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ

Recent publications:

Limited partnership law and private equity: an instance of legislative capture? (2018) JCLS, forthcoming

Partnership and LLP Law (2nd edn, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill 2018)

When Is a Partner/LLP Member Not a Partner/LLP Member? The Interface with Employment and Worker Status (2017) 46(3) Ind LJ 309-334

The Law of Insolvent Partnerships and LLPs (Wildy, Simmonds and Hill 2015) (with Rebecca Parry)

‘Partnership options in the UK: good things come in threes’ in Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations (Robert W. Hillman and Mark J. Loewenstein eds, Edward Elgar 2015)

The criminal liability of partnerships and partners: increasing the divergence between English and Scottish partnership law? (2014) 7 JBL 585-607

Limited partnership law in the US and the UK: teaching an old dog new tricks? (2013) 2 JBL 160-185

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Current teaching

Includes the Business Organisations LLM module – see and

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Daniel Kleinberger

A graduate of Harvard University (A.B. 1972, summa cum laude) and Yale Law School (J.D. 1979), Daniel S. Kleinberger is Emeritus Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, MN, where he taught business law for 28 years.  Since 1997, ProfessorKleinberger has served as Reporter or Co-Reporter for five major projects of the Uniform Law Commission.   He serves regularly as a testifying and consulting expert, as a member of or counsel to special litigation committees, and as special counsel to determine an individual’ right to advances or indemnification.  His scholarly work has been cited by the Third, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits of the U.S. Federal Courts of Appeal, various U.S. federal district courts, the New York Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of South Dakota, the Supreme Court of Tennessee, the California Court of Appeals, the New Mexico Court of Appeals, the federal bankruptcy court, and Delaware Court of Chancery, as well as the Restatement of Agency, and the Restatement of Employment Law.

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mobile phone:  1-651-341-7246


Richard Smith

Richard Smith is a graduate of the University of Oxford, with a first-class degree in Philosophy and Modern Languages. Inexplicably, he is now a data journalist and investigator.

He provides occasional crime-related research assistance, credited or uncredited, depending on the fearsomeness of the apparent perpetrators, to broadcasting companies, other media outlets and NGOs, such as Al-Jazeera, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Private Eye.

His most recent investigation, a continuing three-year article series in partnership with David Leask of the Herald of Scotland, documents the industrial-scale abuse of anonymous Limited Liability Partnerships, and, most particularly, Scottish Limited Partnerships, by a diversity of international organised crime groups, large and small, ranging from the “Russian mafia”, through the entourages of despots in the FSU, to Israeli binary options fraudsters and a former President of Peru, now a fugitive.

His haplessly obsessive reporting efforts were recently lauded in Hansard by a generous MP. In the aftermath of the Salisbury poisoning, the UK government signalled that it is minded to abolish Scottish Limited Partnerships outright, a surprisingly draconian stance that may not be all that likely to survive its first encounter with lobbyists.

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