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CHARITY LAW: What is charitable?

16 June 2017  

Simrun Garcha reports on the charitable status and disposal of assets of a now defunct religious sect

The High Court’s recent decision in Buckley v Barlow [2016] explored whether the assets of a religious organisation that had ceased to function by the middle of the 20th century should be applied in accordance with a cy-pres scheme for general charitable purposes or be treated as bona vacantia.

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Re Barnes [1930] 2 Ch 80

    Buckley v Barlow [2016] EWHC 3017 (Ch)

    Nottidge v Prince (1860) 2 Giff 246

    Re Schoales [1930] 2 Ch. 75

    Re South Place Ethical Society [1980] 3 All ER 918

    Thornton v Howe (1862) 54 ER 1042

    Ulrich v Treasury Solicitor [2005] EWHC 67 (Ch)