The relationship which subsists between two or more persons carrying on business in common with a view to profit. Partnerships are governed in the UK by the Partnership Act 1890. A partnership is not a separate legal entity. Partners generally have unlimited liability.
A partnership under the Partnership Act 1890 differs from a limited partnership (www.practicallaw.com/A36351) established under the Limited Partnerships Act 1907 and a limited liability partnership (www.practicallaw.com/A36350) established under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000.