Protecting Friendly Societies and trustees’ interests in land

In a recent application that Babbé took to the Royal Court, Friendly Societies, the vesting of land in trustees and the beneficial interest in that land came under the microscope. In considering the matter involving Oddfellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society, the Court confirmed the proposition that, in appropriate circumstances, property might vest in a trustee, and pass from trustee to trustee without the need for anything in writing. This article explains what this means for other Friendly Societies.

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