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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3174: Legal Charity

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Cases and decisions:

Thornton v Howe (1862) 31 Beav 14

Aid/Watch Inc v Commissioner of Taxation [2010] HCA 42 (HCt Australia)

Human Dignity Trust v Charity Commission (2014) FTT (Charity) No. CA/2013/0013

Foundation for Anti-aging research and the Foundation for the reversal of solid state hypothermia v Charities Board (2016) NZHC 2328

Decision of the Charity Commission on an application for registration by the Temple of the Jedi Order, (December 2016)


Books and articles:

Chan, K - The Public-Private Nature of Charity Law (Hart Publishing, 2016)

Dunn, A – The Voluntary Sector, the State and the Law (Hart Publishing, 1998)

Harding, M – Charity Law and the Liberal State (CUP 2014)

McGregor-Lowndes, M and O’Halloran, K (eds) - Modernising Charity Law: recent developments and future directions (Edward Elgar Publishing. 2010)

Parachin, A – Charity, politics and neutrality (2015-16) 18 CL&PR 23

Picarda, H – Thornton v Howe : A sound principle or a seminal case past its best buy date? (2013-14) 16 CL&PR 85

Synge, M – The ‘new’ public benefit requirement: making sense of charity law? (Hart Publishing, 2015)