If you wish to restore an LLP that was registered in England or Wales, you must apply for a court order restoration by filling out a Part 8 claim form - a standard form that commences legal proceedings. The Registrar of the Companies Court in London will then hear your LLP restoration case in its chambers.
If you wish to restore an LLP that was registered in Scotland, you must apply for a court order restoration through the Court of Session or the Sheriff Court, while if you wish to restore an LLP that was registered in Northern Ireland, you must apply for a court restoration through the Registrar of Companies in Belfast.
To restore an LLP, the court will require you to provide a wide range of documentation, including details of the LLP’s incorporation, trading activity and removal from the Register, and an explanation of the LLP's failure to deliver accounts and annual returns to the Registrar. You may also have to provide a reason for your restoration application and, in England and Wales and in Northern Ireland, supply a witness statement in support of your application.
Restoring an LLP under a different name: the Registrar will seek to restore an LLP with its former name. However, if its former name is no longer available, an LLP name change may be necessary. If an LLP's former name is no longer available, you may state another name for the LLP. On limited liability partnership restoration, the court will then issue you with a change of name certificate.
Once an LLP has been restored to the Register of Companies, it will be considered to have continued to trade and the court may make provisions to ensure that the LLP is put in the same position as it was before it was removed from the Register. The Registrar will also publish a restoration notice in the relevant Gazette.