| Commentary

1 General

| Commentary

Commentary

(1) FORMATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF CHARITIES

A: INTRODUCTION TO FORMATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF CHARITIES

1 General

The motives for setting up a charity are various, and in themselves may not be directly relevant to its validity1. When a clear intention has been formed2, however, it is essential to be able to demonstrate that the organisation is designed to further an altruistic purpose of the kind which English law (and, in cross-border charities, Scottish and/or Northern Irish law) regards as legally charitable3 and no extraneous purpose. All charitable purposes are by definition for the

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