Commentary

38 The rule in Attorney General v Mathieson

CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE GIVING vol 6(2)
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38 The rule in Attorney General v Mathieson

| Commentary

38 The rule in Attorney General v Mathieson1

Where money is given or contributed informally by a number of contributors, for example in response to an appeal,, the committee or individual entrusted with the money is deemed to have an implied authority to declare the trusts to which the contributions are to be subject, and such trusts are binding unless set aside at the instance of the Attorney General or of one or more of the donors2. Declaring trusts can help to reduce any areas of uncertainty about the way in which the fund is to be

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