| Commentary

37 Sign manual

| Commentary

37 Sign manual

Where a gift has been made without any express or implied intention to create a trust, and its terms are so vague or incomplete that it cannot readily be put into effect, but there is a clear intention to benefit charity, directions for its application may be supplied by warrant of the Attorney General under the sign manual1. This is an instance of the exercise of a prerogative power to which recourse has to be made because, in the absence of a trust, the court (and the Charity Commission also) lacks jurisdiction other than to

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