Reconstructing Charitable Intention

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A large number of testamentary gifts are made to charitable organisations. The executor can normally straightforwardly follow the testator’s directions and apply the gift to the nominated charity. But the task is not always so simple. Sometimes, the charitable organisation named in the will has expired before the testator dies. Over a long period, the courts have confronted a difficult question of construction: if the charity no longer exists, how should the property be distributed?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-152
Number of pages28
JournalThe Charity Law & Practice Review
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Charity Law
  • Non-Profits
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Succession
  • Law
  • Donors


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