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2018-02-14

Attorneys at law in Hamburg

With the increase in the volume of legislation in recent years, the need for able and well-qualified legal assistants in solicitors' offices has become very great. This need is being met by members of the German institute of legal executives. The institute, which developed out of the old German lawyers association, was founded in 1960 with the object of providing an independent, self-contained educational and professional structure for advocates working in solicitors‘ offices in both private and public practice. The German lawyer's training scheme emphasizes the value of practical experience allied to a sound theoretical knowledge of the underlying law.
Graphic The debt collection agency in Germany and other members of different German law firms, who are designated fellows, must have completed eight years in employment with a solicitor and must also have passed all of the German examinations. The law firm's final, Lawyer in Germany, examinations are of a high standard and the legal law society accepts passes in them for the purposes of exemption from the equivalent papers of the solicitors qualifying examination. The aim of the law firm of legal executives is to encourage the emergence of a body of legal specialists who, whilst working under the ultimate authority of their principals, possess a high degree of expertise and who act on their own initiative and, to a great extent, upon their own responsibility.
Graphic Unlike the liability of the members of companies, the liability of partners for the partnership debts is generally unlimited. It is, however, possible to create a 'limited' partnership under the provisions of the act; in these (uncommon) partnerships the liability of some of the partners may be limited to the amount of the capital which they supply. But at least one of the partners must be a 'general' (as opposed to a 'limited') partner and as such his, or their, liability will be unlimited.
No partnership consisting of more than 20 people which has for its object the acquisition of gain may be formed unless it is registered as a company. Partnerships of solicitors, accountants and members of a recognized stock exchange are, however, exempted from this requirement.