Speechley and others v Allott and others

Club – Registered club. In the course of a dispute about the management of a working men's club, the claimant sought orders, including as to the validity of a meeting electing club officers. The judge held the meeting was valid, despite failure to comply with the club rules. The Court of Appeal, in allowing the appeal, held that the meeting had not been validly convened and the business purportedly transacted at it had been ineffective, as the irregularities had not been mere matters of form.

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