Readership: Primary: Practising lawyers (solicitors and barristers) and academics specialising in charity law in the UK and other countries (in particular Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland); more generalist commercial practitioners with clients considering use of charitable status; in-house lawyers and policy advisers.
Secondary: Professional persons involved with the setting up of management of charities and with charity fund-raising, including accountants, financial advisers, professional fund-raisers, and charity trustees with professional expertise; legal reference libraries.
Jonathan Garton, Reader in Law, University of Warwick
Dr Jonathan Garton, LLB, PhD, is Reader in Law at the University of Warwick and a research specialist in voluntary sector law and policy. He has written articles on charity law and is the author of The Regulation of Organised Civil Society.
"Description and analysis is where the real strength of the book lies. Quite simply, Dr Garton takes a confused area of law and explains how it works. His explanation is clear, well-researched and authoritative. Having read the book, I will now teach charity law differently. I am confident that anyone who practises or teaches in the area will find the book similarly valuable." - Jamie Glister, Journal of Equity
"Public Benefit in Charity Law is cogently argued and likely to have a lasting impact in the field. In a complex and uncertain area of law, it clarifies much confusion." - J. Picton, The Conveyancer and Property
"As a thorough and systematic explanation of the public benefit requirement in contemporary charity law, Public Benefit in Charity Law is a very significant book and confirms its author's reputation as a leading expert in the field." - Matthew Harding, Law Quarterly Review
1: The Emergence of Public Benefit in Charity Law
2: The Elements of Public Benefit
3: Conceptual Public Benefit
4: Demonstrable Public Benefit
5: Cross-Sectional Public Benefit
6: Incidental Private Benefit
7: Religious Purposes
8: Political Purposes