Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 98 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 1304 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Jacob J

Representation Frank Hinks (instructed by Gulbenkian Harris & Andonian) for the claimant.
  Shan Warnock-Smith (instructed by Victor Sonsino) for the first defendant.
  Francesca Quint (instructed by Osborne Clarke) for the second defendant.
  David Blayney (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the third defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 July 2002


Conflict of laws - Settlement - Proper law of settlement - Governing law of trust - Whether applicable law English or Indian - Whether purposes of trust wholly charitable

The Case

In proceedings seeking the determination of a number of questions arising under a settlement dated 26 July 1961 the court held, inter alia, that the proper law of the settlement was England and Wales and that the purposes of the trust were wholly charitable.

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