Hanchett-Stamford v (1) HM Attorney-General and (2) Dr William Johnston Jordan [2008] EWHC 330 (Ch), 2008 WL 1968855

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James Brown


UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS: PROPERTY HOLDING, CHARITABLE PURPOSES AND DISSOLUTIONThe decision of Mr Justice Lewison in Hanchett-Stamford v HM Attorney General and Dr William Johnston Jordan1 provides us with a useful analysis of the legal principles relating to the thorny issues of: (i) how unincorporated associations hold property; (ii) the applicability of the law of charities to unincorporated associations and (iii) the property rights of a declining membership upon the dissolution of such associations.

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