Re Royal Society’s Charitable Trusts: 1956

The Society, a charitable company regulated by statute, requested that it be permitted inter alia, to consolidate various different trust funds of which it was trustee for investment and accounting purposes.
Held: The application did not come within s 57 of the 1925 Act or alternatively under what he called ‘the rather ill-defined scope of the court’s general jurisdiction’. However, Vaisey J held that the Court had power under its special jurisdiction relating to charities to consider the applications. The conferment of a limited power did not give rise to an implied prohibition against any action outside that limit.
Vaisey J
[1956] 1 Ch 87
Trustee Act 1925 57
England and Wales
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Updated: 25 August 2021; Ref: scu.225534