Charity in UK Law

  • Anyanwu and Another v South Bank Students' Union and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Mar 2001
    ......In that capacity they were trustees of the funds of the student union, which was treated as an educational charity. Questions were raised by the university about their conduct as trustees, and disciplinary proceedings were instituted. The university suspended both ......
  • National Anti-Vivisection Society v Commissioners of Inland Revenue
    • House of Lords
    • 02 Jul 1947
    ......501 ), in which Chitty J. had held that the Society was a charity, though they would, apart from authority, have held that on balance the object of the Society, so far from being for the public benefit, was gravely ......
  • Williams (H. J.) Trustees v Commissioners of Inland Revenue
    • House of Lords
    • 21 Mar 1947
    ......While certain of its features conform to the idea of a charity, we have come to the conclusion that these features are not so dominating, nor is the general character of the Institute such, as effectively to ......
  • Oppenheim v Tobacco Securities Trust Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 13 Dic 1950
    ...... 7 Before I turn to these authorities I will make some preliminary observations. It is a clearly established principle of the law of charity that a trust is not charitable unless it is directed to the public benefit. This is sometimes stated in the proposition that it must benefit the ......
  • Chichester Diocesan Fund & Board of Finance (Incorporated) v Simpson
    • House of Lords
    • 21 Jun 1944
    ...... charitable purposes, has always been accepted as sufficiently definite to satisfy the rule, because of the favour which the law extends to charity. Most of the cases which have arisen have been due to a tendency on the part of testators to associate with the word "charitable" other words of ......
  • Sukhbir Dhillon v The Crown
    • Court of Appeal
    • 08 Jul 2010
    ......The complainant had stayed with the appellant at a flat owned by the company of which they were both employees. They had both been to a charity quiz at a wine bar and the complainant had asked if she could stay in the flat rather than return to her home in Hove. During the course of the ......
  • Scottish Burial Reform and Cremation Society Ltd v Glasgow Corporation
    • House of Lords
    • 26 Jul 1967
    ......That section grants a partial remission where lands are occupied by a charity and are wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes. If the Appellants are a charity it is not disputed that the second requirement is satisfied in ......
  • Mohinder Singh Khaira and Others v Daljit Singh Shergill and Others
    • Supreme Court
    • 11 Jun 2014
    ...... rectified, such a deed must be treated as in all respects decisive of the trusts which, by the authority of the donors, are to regulate the charity. And it is irrelevant to urge that the donors did not originally give any express directions on the subject…" . . 26 ......
  • Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Baddeley and Others (Trustees of the Newtown Trust)
    • House of Lords
    • 17 Feb 1955
    ......It need cause no surprise, though it may cause regret, that this should be so. For while no comprehensive definition of legal charity has been given either by the Legislature or in judicial utterance, there is no limit to the number and diversity of the ways in which man will seek ......
  • College of Estate Management v Revenue and Customs Commissioners
    • House of Lords
    • 20 Oct 2005
    ......The respondent, the College of Estate Management ("the College") is a well-respected incorporated charity which teaches professional skills by distance-learning—that is, largely by providing its students with specially-prepared written material for them ......
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