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(p. 145) 6. Charitable trusts 

(p. 145) 6. Charitable trusts
(p. 145) 6. Charitable trusts

Graham Virgo

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date: 25 January 2020

This chapter examines charitable trusts in England. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of being a charitable trust and explains the conditions that must be met in order for a trust to be considered charitable. The chapter considers the different meaning of a charitable purpose as it has been defined in cases and by statute, such as for the advancement of education or religion and the relief of poverty. It examines the meaning of the public benefit requirement and also considers the requirements that purposes must be exclusively charitable. This chapter also considers the cy-près doctrine which applies where a charitable purpose has failed initially or subsequently.

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