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Jonathan Garton

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UG Exam Board Chair (Intermediate)
Director of Academic Practice

Charities; Equity & Trusts; Legal History

School of Law
S2.22, Social Sciences Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

024 761 51754
Term 3 Office Hours: Fridays 10am-12noon [via Teams except by request]

Jonathan's main research interests are in the law of trusts, particularly charities, and legal history. His books include The Regulation of Organised Civil Society (Hart 2009), Public Benefit in Charity Law (OUP 2013) and Moffat's Trusts Law (7th ed, CUP 2020).

Some forthcoming publications include "The Power of the Settlor" in H Gibson and N Piska (eds), Critical Trust Law: Reading Roger Cotterrell (Counterpress 2024), "Charity and the Roots of Social Welfare in Early Modern England" in Helen Carr et al (eds), Research Handbook on Social Welfare Law (Edward Elgar 2024) and "Charitable Trusts" in Mark Bennett et al (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Trust Laws (OUP 2025).

He is currently writing a monograph on commercial trusts for Edward Elgar’s Principles of Commercial Law series.