unincorporated association


unincorporated association
England, Wales
An unincorporated association is not a legal entity. It is an organisation of two or more persons, who are the members of the association. The membership may change from time to time. The members agree, usually in a written constitution, to co-operate in furthering a common purpose.
The affairs of an unincorporated association are usually managed by a committee chosen by the members.
An unincorporated association does not have limited liability. Individual memnbers of the management committee are personally liable for debts they incur on behalf of the association but have a right to be reimbursed from the association's funds.
Clubs and charities are often constituted as unincorporated associations. The management committee of a charity that is formed as an unincorporated association are the "charity trustees" for the purposes of the Charities Act 1993 (section 97(1), Charities Act 1993).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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