Partnerships (Architects) Order 1972

  • revoked
  • Partnerships (Architects) Order 1972: revoked, on 2 May 2008, by section 118(a) of the Limited Partnerships Act 2008 (2008 No 1).

as at 2 May 2008

Partnerships (Architects) Order 1972

(SR 1972/81)

  • Partnerships (Architects) Order 1972: revoked, on 2 May 2008, by section 118(a) of the Limited Partnerships Act 2008 (2008 No 1).


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This order is administered in the Department of Justice.

PURSUANT to section 456(1)(a) of the Companies Act 1955, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This Order may be cited at the Partnerships (Architects) Order 1972.

2 Maximum number of members of partnership of architects
  • For the purposes of subsection (1) of section 456 of the Companies Act 1955 (as substituted by section 12 of the Companies Amendment Act 1966), the practice of architecture is hereby declared to be a profession that is not customarily carried on by a body corporate.


Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

The effect of this order is that a partnership of persons practising architecture may have up to 50 members (instead of up to 25 only) without having to register as a company under the Companies Act 1955.

Issued under the authority of the Regulations Act 1936.

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 April 1972.


  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)

1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Partnerships (Architects) Order 1972. It incorporates all the amendments to the Partnerships (Architects) Order 1972 as at 2 May 2008. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
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3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)