Commentary

1 Purposes for which royal charters are granted

ROYAL CHARTERS vol 33
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1 Purposes for which royal charters are granted

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Commentary

A: INTRODUCTION TO ROYAL CHARTERS

1 Purposes for which royal charters are granted

There are only two methods in English law for the incorporation of a body of persons so as to form a legal entity separate from its individual members1: incorporation by royal charter and incorporation by statute2. Creation by statute may be in the form of a special Act of Parliament creating a particular corporation, or through the exercise of a power in a general Act such as the Companies Act 20063,or, in the case of a charitable incorporated organisation, the Charities Act 2011.

The grant of a royal charter

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