Commentary

183 Gifts for charitable purposes

CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE GIVING vol 6(2)
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183 Gifts for charitable purposes

| Commentary

183 Gifts for charitable purposes

The court, and by extension the Attorney General and the Charity Commission, all have discretion to permit a charity to waive a legal right or make an ex gratia payment where the gift in question is a gift or a trust for charitable purposes rather than to an existing charity. The trustees for those purposes if any, or the executors or trustees to the will, should write to the Treasury Solicitor with a full account of the circumstances1.

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