Re Ashton Charity: CA 3 May 1856

The Court of Chancery has jurisdiction to alien the real estate of a charity, and it can do so upon an application under Sir Samuel Romilly’s Act: ‘upon an information, the Court of Chancery has a general jurisdiction, as incident to the administration of a charity estate, to alien charity property, where it clearly sees it is for its benefit and advantage.’
Sir John Romilly MR
[1856] EngR 482 (A), (1856) 22 Beav 288, (1856) 52 ER 1119
England and Wales
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Charitable Company- Directors’ Status and Duties
A married couple set up a charitable foundation to assist children in developing countries. When the marriage failed an attempt was made to establish a second foundation with funds from the first, as part of W leaving the Trust. Court approval was . .

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Updated: 25 August 2021; Ref: scu.291237