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
 EngR 482 (A), (1856) 22 Beav 288, (1856) 52 ER 1119
England and Wales
Cited – Lehtimaki and Others v Cooper SC 29-Jul-2020
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