Commentary

12 Charities governed by charter

ROYAL CHARTERS vol 33
| Commentary

12 Charities governed by charter

| Commentary

12 Charities governed by charter

Except under a power expressly reserved, the charter of a charitable corporation may not, without the corporation’s consent, be altered by the Crown1. Nor, as a rule, may the court establish a scheme inconsistent with the provisions of the charter2, although this may be done where the corporation has become extinct, or where the charter was granted to give effect to an original foundation by a private person3. However, the court has jurisdiction to regulate all matters not provided for by the charter4.

By statute where a royal charter establishing or regulating a body corporate is

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