Charity in UK Law

  • Anyanwu and Another v South Bank Students' Union and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Março 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 Julho 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 ... ...
  • Mohinder Singh Khaira and Others v Daljit Singh Shergill and Others
    • Supreme Court
    • 11 Junho 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…" ... ...
  • Stewart and Others v Watts
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 Dezembro 2016
    ... ... Ann Stewart (2) Mrs Sheila Harris (3) Mrs Ruth Price (4) Mrs Elizabeth Wolsey as Trustees of the Ashtead United Charity (A Registered Charity) Respondents and The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government First ... ...
  • Oppenheim v Tobacco Securities Trust Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 13 Dezembro 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 ... ...
  • Williams (H. J.) Trustees v Commissioners of Inland Revenue
    • House of Lords
    • 21 Março 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 ... ...
  • Scottish Burial Reform and Cremation Society Ltd v Glasgow Corporation
    • House of Lords
    • 26 Julho 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 ... ...
  • Chichester Diocesan Fund & Board of Finance (Incorporated) v Simpson
    • House of Lords
    • 21 Junho 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 ... ...
  • Commissioners of Inland Revenue v City of Glasgow Police Athletic Association
    • House of Lords
    • 09 Março 1953
    ... ... is, within the meaning and for the purposes of section 30 of the Finance Act, 1921 (as amended by section 24 of the Finance Act, 1927) a charity, namely a body of persons established for charitable purposes only". The Lord President pointed out that Pemsel's case, [1891] A.C., 531 , ... ...
  • Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Collco Dealings Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 02 Março 1961
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