- Court grants trustees new powers under section 57 of the Trustee Act 1925 (Gelber v Sunderland Foundation)
- What are the practical implications of the judgment?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Private Client analysis: In Gelber v Sunderland Foundation, the High Court granted the first and second defendant trustees powers not vested in them by the trust, so they could pay part of the proceeds of sale of trust land to a charitable company whose primary object was maintaining a stately home and its park for public benefit. Richard Dew, barrister, of Ten Old Square, examines the court’s decision.
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