Any person, legal or natural, may be a limited partner of a limited partnership. A partnership under the Partnership Act 1908, or an overseas limited partnership, can also be a partner.
Limited partner liabilities
A limited partner is liable only for the debts and liabilities of the limited partnership to the value of their financial contribution — provided they have not been involved in the management of the limited partnership.
Please refer to Schedule 1 of the Limited Partnerships Act 2008 for a full list of activities that aren't considered to constitute taking part in the management of a limited partnership.