What is a “manager”?

‘Manager’ is a term introduced by the Legal Services Act 2007 to describe any individual who participates in the control of a practice. In a limited company, this will be a Director (or shareholders if the Directors do not exercise managerial control). In a partnership it will be a Partner and in an LLP it will be a Member.

Section 207 of The Legal Services Act 2007 defines ‘manager’, in relation to a body as a person who:
a. “if the body is a body corporate whose affairs are managed by its members, is a member of the body,
b. If the body is a body corporate and paragraph (a) does not apply, is a director of the body,
c. If the body is a partnership, is a partner, and
d. If the body is an unincorporated body (other than a partnership), is a member of its governing body.”

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