St Mary and St Michael Parish Advisory Company Ltd v The Westminster Roman Catholic Diocese Trustee, Her Majesty’s Attorney Genera and others: ChD 6 Apr 2006

Parish members objected to the building within the church grounds of an education centre. They said that the land was to be used for the purposes of the members of the parish only under a trust deed of 1851.
Held: The deed had to be construed in its context at the time. At the time of the deed, there were no parishes for the Roman Catholic Church. This was a missionary area. Even at the time, if all catholics in the area had taken up places, and there were places left, those could be filled by non-catholics. The decision by the trustees had been a valid exercise of the powers given to them.
Mr Justice Lawrence Collins
[2006] EWHC 762 (Ch)
England and Wales
CitedDundee General Hospital Board of Management v Bell’s Trustees HL 26-Mar-1952
The willl left a gift subject to the sole discretion of the trustees as to the ownership of the Hospital.
Held: A decision taken by trustees based upon a wrong interpretation of a deed could be set aside as avoided. Lord Normand said: ‘It . .
CitedFraser and Another v Canterbury Diocesan Board of Finance and others HL 27-Oct-2005
Land had been acquired by a deed under the 1841 Act, but had in 1995 ceased to be used as a school ‘for the education of children and adults of the labouring manufacturing and other poorer classes . . And for no other purpose ‘. Under the Act, the . .
CitedInvestors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society HL 19-Jun-1997
Account taken of circumstances wihout ambiguity
The respondent gave advice on home income plans. The individual claimants had assigned their initial claims to the scheme, but later sought also to have their mortgages in favour of the respondent set aside.
Held: Investors having once . .
CitedMogridge v Clapp 1892
The Court considered a provision of the 1882 Act which required a dealing with a tenant for life to be one in good faith said that good faith. Kekewich J said that the words ‘good faith’ were to be equated with the words ‘bona fides’, and: ‘I think . .
CitedSieff v Fox ChD 23-Jun-2005
The advisers to trustees wrongly advised the trustees about the tax consequences of exercising a power of appointment in a certain way. As a result a large unforeseen Capital Gains Tax liability arose. The trustees sought to set aside the . .

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