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Peggs and Others v Lamb and Others: ChD 20 Apr 1993

Where beneficiaries had dwindled and income increased, the class of beneficiaries was extended. A gift to a class of people would be construed to be charitable unless there was something in the gift to exclude the presumption. It had been submitted that: ‘the trust was one for the benefit of the community in a particular … Continue reading Peggs and Others v Lamb and Others: ChD 20 Apr 1993

Oldham Borough Council v Attorney General: CA 28 Jul 1992

The cy-pres doctrine could be allowed to be applied to allow the sale of land if such an action would remain within the purpose of the original charitable gift. Judges: Dillon, Russell, Farquharson LJJ Citations: Gazette 28-Oct-1992, [1992] EWCA Civ 21, [1993] Ch 210, [1993] 2 WLR 224, [1993] 2 All ER 432 Links: Bailii … Continue reading Oldham Borough Council v Attorney General: CA 28 Jul 1992

Inland Revenue Commissioners v McMullen: HL 6 Mar 1980

HL Charity – Promotion of sport – Trust created ‘to organise or provide or assist in the organisation and provision of facilities which will enable and encourage pupils of schools and universities in any part of the United Kingdom to play association football or other games or sports’ – Whether charitable as being for the … Continue reading Inland Revenue Commissioners v McMullen: HL 6 Mar 1980

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting For England And Wales v Attorney-General And Others: CA 14 Oct 1971

The Council sought charitable status for its activities of reporting the law. The Revenue appealed against the decision by Foster J that the Council ought to be registered as a charity. Held: The appeal failed. The company should have charitable status. Although it was selling subscriptions, the trading profits were not distributed to members, and … Continue reading Incorporated Council of Law Reporting For England And Wales v Attorney-General And Others: CA 14 Oct 1971

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 obtained, but the court ordered the remaining … Continue reading Lehtimaki and Others v Cooper: SC 29 Jul 2020

Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd and Another v The Scottish Ministers (Scotland): SC 16 Dec 2015

The appellant challenged the grant of permission to the erection of wind turbines within sight of its golf course. Held: The appeal failed. The challenge under section 36 was supported neither by the language or structure of the 1989 Act, and ‘ The flexibility conferred on the Scottish Ministers in each of those conditions to … Continue reading Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd and Another v The Scottish Ministers (Scotland): SC 16 Dec 2015

Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd and others: HL 28 Oct 1999

Fair Coment on Political Activities The defendant newspaper had published articles wrongly accusing the claimant, the former Prime Minister of Ireland of duplicity. The paper now appealed, saying that it should have had available to it a defence of qualified privilege because of the claimant’s status as a politician. Held: The appeal failed (Lords Hope … Continue reading Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd and others: HL 28 Oct 1999

Cox v Feeney: 1863

In an action for libel, consisting of a publication in a newspaper of a report of an inspector of charities under the Charitable Trusts Act, containing a letter, written some years before, reflecting on the plaintiff in hs management of a college: . .

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