Attorney General of the Caymen Islands and others v Even Wahr-Hansen: PC 26 Jun 2000

(Caymen Islands) A memorandum of agreement that proceeds of a trust fund should be paid to ‘any one or more religious, charitable or educational institutions . . or . . operating for the public good’ was not charitable since it the objects were not exclusively charitable, and was also void for perpetuity. It would be wrong to extend the rule allowing trusts for small localities to be extended to make charitable general gifts. The absence of time limits to the vesting of interests and exercise of the powers were fatal.
Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Simonds
Times 27-Jul-2000, [2000] UKPC 26, [2001] 1 AC 75, [2000] 3 All ER 642
Bailii, PC, PC
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Updated: 03 January 2021; Ref: scu.159414