Charities: Parish duties

A parish council also acting as a charity trustee can result in confusion over where duties lie. Ian Blaney and Michael Anderson discuss an illuminating case Parish councils cannot be a trustee of a charity established for ecclesiastical purposes, nor accept a gift of property for the relief of poverty. Parish councils (or in Wales, …
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Cases Referenced

  • Densham v The Charity Commission for England and Wales [2019] WTLR 473
  • Rettendon Parish Council v Hart & ors [2020] EWHC 2221 (Ch); [2020] WTLR 1029 ChD
  • Snelling & anor v Burstow Parish council [2013] EWHC 46 (Ch)