The Attorney-General v The Ironmongers’ Company: 23 Jan 1841

Under a, reference to approve a scheme for the application of charity funds, the Master has no authority to allow, still less to invite, any person to intervene in the inquiry, who is not a party to the cause. If any such person is desirous of proposing
a scheme of his own, his proper and only course is to apply to the Court for leave so to do.
In an information, the Attorney-General and not the relator, is the party prosecuting the cause : and, therefore, the Court will not allow counsel for the relator to be heard in any other character than as counsel for the Attorney-General.


[1841] EngR 283, (1840-1841) Cr and Ph 208, (1841) 41 ER 469




England and Wales


See AlsoAttorney-General v The Ironmongers’ Company 18-Nov-1834
A testator gave the residue of his estate to trustees, positively forbidding them to diminish the capital thereof, or that the interest and profit arising be applied to any other use or uses than thereinafter directed ; and he proceeded to direct . .
See AlsoAttorney-General v Ironmongers’ Company 3-Jun-1837
Scheme for application of a charity fund left for loans to young freemen of a company and of the interest. . .
See AlsoAttorney-General v The Ironmongers’ Company Betton’s Charity 14-Feb-1840
Bequest of residue to a company, to apply the interest of a moiety ‘unto the redemption of British slaves in Turkey or Barbary,’ one-fourth to charity schools in London and its suburbs; and in consideration of the care and pains of the company, the . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.


Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.308461