| Commentary

84 The Crown

| Commentary

84 The Crown

Constitutionally, the Crown is the fount and protector of charities, and as parens patriae is represented by the Attorney General1. Thus, whenever it is necessary for the interests of charity in general, or of a particular charity, to be protected by representation in court, the Attorney General should be a party to the proceedings. Correspondence on matters which may concern the Attorney General in this capacity should be addressed to the Treasury Solicitor.

The grant of a royal charter and any amendment2 of it, or the making of statutes under its provisions, is

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