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Jonathan Garton





School of Law
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 7615 1754

Research Interests

Jonathan's main research interests are in the law and history of the two great institutions of civil society: the charity and the medieval guild. He also writes on the law of trusts. His books include The Regulation of Organised Civil Society (Hart 2009), the charities volume of Halsbury's Laws of England (Lexis 2010), Public Benefit in Charity Law (OUP 2013) and Moffat's Trusts Law (CUP 2015).


Jonathan previously taught at the University of Leicester, King's College London and the University of Liverpool, and is an occasional Visiting Professor at Université Paris Descartes. In 2012-13, he was a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee, assisting its Inquiry into the Regulation of the Charitable Sector. Since 2012, he has sat on the executive committee of the Socio-Legal Studies Association.


  • Garton, Jonathan, 2014. Charitable purposes and activities. Current Legal Problems, Volume 67 (Number 1), pp. 373-407, View
Books and Chapters
  • Garton, Jonathan, Moffat, Graham, Bean, Gerry, Probert, Rebecca, 2015. Moffat's Trust Law : text and materials: Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, View
  • Garton, Jonathan, 2014. The fault line of charity. In: Harding, Matthew; O'Connell, Ann (Law teacher); Stewart, Miranda; (ed.), Not-for-profit law : theoretical and comparative perspectives, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, View
  • Garton, Jonathan, 2013. Public benefit in charity law: Oxford, Oxford University Press, View
  • Garton, Jonathan, 2012. National Anti-Vivisection Society v Inland Revenue Commissioners (1948). In: Mitchell, Charles; Mitchell, Paul; (ed.), Landmark cases in equity, Oxford, Hart, pp. 529-555, View
  • Garton, Jonathan, 2010. Halsbury's laws of England. Volume 8: London, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, View
  • Garton, Jonathan, 2010. The future of civil society organisation : towards a theory of civil society regulation. In: McGregor-Lowndes, Myles; O'Halloran, Kerry; (ed.), Modernising charity law : recent developments and future directions, Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar, View
  • Garton, Jonathan, 2009. The regulation of organised civil society: Oxford ; Portland, Or., Hart Pub., View

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