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INSOLVENCY: In the club

25 November 2011  

Peter Brewer looks at the liability of association members

You don’t have to try very hard to find unincorporated associations all around the country. Many sports clubs, social clubs, charities, alumni associations and miner’s welfare clubs were set up as unincorporated associations tens or even hundreds of years ago. They are often run informally by committees or management boards with a genuine interest in the association’s activities. Very often that activity is pursued as a hobby by the members. It is therefore perfectly understandable that those involved often forget about the good commercial practices that they would perhaps apply to their jobs and businesses.

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Davies v Barnes Webster & Sons [2011] ChD (unreported)