In re Ford’s Charity: 6 Jul 1855

A new scheme for the development of a new school which had not previously been considered by the court did not amount to a matter pending, even though another scheme in respect of the same charity funds had been so considered. He held that it was therefore necessary for the Charity Commissioners’ sanction to be obtained in respect of the application to the court. A matter pending, for the purposes of the Act, meant a continuation of something directed by the court.


Sir Richard Kindersley V-C


[1855] EngR 661 (A), (1855) 3 Drew 324




Charitable Trusts Act 1853 17

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CitedPark v Cho and Others ChD 24-Jan-2014
The parties disputed the chairmanship of a charity. The claimant succeeded, but a third party later intervened saying that permission had not first been obtained from the Charity Commission as required. The defendant now appealed against the lifting . .
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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.292583