Other Unincorporated Entity

An other unincorporated entity is a number of people grouped together by a common purpose with club-like characteristics, for example, a sporting club, social club or trade union.

Some club-like characteristics are that:

  • there are members of the association
  • the members will normally be free to join or leave the association
  • the association will normally continue in existence independently of any change to the composition of the association
  • as a matter of history, there will have been a moment in time when a number of persons combined to form the association
  • there is a contract (which can fall short of a legally enforceable contract) binding the members among themselves, and
  • there is a constitutional arrangement for meetings of members and for appointing officers.

The meaning of any other unincorporated association or body of persons does not include a non-entity joint venture.