Types of Society

Issues The first interview with people wanting to form a society is usually interesting, as there are issues to be discussed they have never thought of.  Generally, I try to avoid getting into details immediately, as I think it is important to understand what may be...

Moving the Charitable Goal Posts?

Did the Charities Act change the law? In the first High Court decision appealing a determination by the Charities Commission that an entity was not charitable under the Charities Act 2005, the judgment observed that “s 5(1) of the Act codifies the common law and it is...

Winding up a society or charitable trust

Big brother is interested It should come as no surprise that the State has an interest in the winding up of societies and charitable trusts, as noted in Hunt v Border Fancy Canary Club of NZ (Inc) (2000) 8 NZCLC 262,140, para [30]: The Incorporated Societies Act 1908...