• 61. 61. Language requirements: translation

    Sections 977 to 979 and 981 apply to LLPs, modified so that they read as follows —

    • 977. Documents to be drawn up and delivered in English

      (1) The general rule is that all documents required to be delivered to the Registrar must be drawn up and delivered in English.
      (2) This is subject to section 978 (documents that may be drawn up and delivered in other languages).

    • 978. Documents that may be drawn up and delivered in other languages

      (1) Documents to which this section applies may be drawn up and delivered to the Registrar in a language other than English, but when delivered to the Registrar they must be accompanied by a certified translation into English.
      (2) This section applies to —
      (a) documents required to be delivered under section 394(2)(f) (LLP included in accounts of larger group: required to deliver copy of group accounts),
      (b) certified copies delivered under Part 24 (LLP charges),
      (c) documents of any other description specified in rules made by the Board.

    • 979. Certified translations

      (1) In this Part a "certified translation" means a translation certified to be a correct translation.
      (2) In the case of any discrepancy between the original language version of a document and a certified translation —
      (a) the LLP may not rely on the translation as against a third party, but
      (b) a third party may rely on the translation unless the LLP shows that the third party had knowledge of the original.
      (3) A "third party" means a person other than the LLP or the Registrar."

    • 981. Transliteration of names and addresses: voluntary transliteration into Roman characters

      (4) Where a name or address is or has been delivered to the Registrar in a permitted form using Arabic, or another form other than Roman characters, the LLP (or other body) to which the document relates shall deliver to the Registrar a transliteration into Roman characters.
      (5) The power of the Registrar to impose requirements as to the form and manner of delivery includes power to impose requirements as to the identification of the original document and the delivery of the transliteration in a form and manner enabling it to be associated with the original."