In this lecture consideration is given to the position of unincorporated associations, their legal status and judicial approaches to particular issues relating specifically to them. These issues concern, firstly, gifts – both absolute and conditional – made to such associations and, secondly, their winding up in the absence of a clear liquidation clause.
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Principal authorities referred to include: Conservative and Unionist Central Office v Burrell  1 WLR 522; Re Bucks Constabulary Fund (No. 2)  ; Leahy v AG for New South Wales  AC 457; Re Lipinski  1 All ER 33; Re Denley’s Trust Deed  1 Ch 373; Cocks v Manners ; Re Recher’s Will Trust  Ch 526; Re Horley Town Football Club ; Re Turkington ; Re Drummond  2 Ch 90; Re Grant’s Will Trust ; Re Printers and Transferers Society ; Re Houbourn Air Raid Distress Fund ; Cunnack v Edwards ; Re West Sussex Constabulary Fund  Ch 1; Re Sick and Funeral Society of St John’s Sunday School v Golcar ; Hanchett-Stamford v AG  EWHC 330.
Duration: 28 minutes (approx)
Lecturer: Mohamed Ramjohn