Thursday 23 July 2020

UK: Supreme Court judgment next week - charitable companies, members' powers and the court's jurisdiction

The UK Supreme Court will give judgment next Wednesday in Lehtimäki v The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (UK), on appeal from [2018] EWCA Civ 1605, [2018] WLR(D) 423. The issue before the court, to quote directly from its summary, was this: "Does the court have jurisdiction to direct members of a charitable company on how to exercise their powers absent a breach of fiduciary duty?"

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