Below is a list of the published content by members of the Unit to date.


  • John Tribe, ‘Charity Insolvency’ In M Mullen (ed), Tolley's Insolvency Law (Vol 125, pp C35-1-C35-22) London: LexisNexis. (April 2019)
  • John Picton - ‘Sackler Donations: Why Museums and Galleries can be Stuck with Gifts – Even if they don’t want them’ The Conversation (29 March 2019)



  • John Picton, ‘Egoism and the Return of Charitable Gifts’ in H Conway and R Hickey (Eds), Modern Studies in Property Law Volume 9 (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2017)
  • Warren Barr, ‘Repudiatory Breach of Leases – Hard Lessons for the “Contractualisation” of Leasehold Law’ in H Conway and R Hickey (Eds), Modern Studies in Property Law Volume 9 (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2017)
  • Gareth Morgan and Debra Morris, ‘Strengthening charity regulation in England and Wales? The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and the impact of academic witnesses’ [2017] Voluntary Sector Review 89-106
  • John Picton, ‘Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time’ [2017] 31 May The Conversation
  • Debra Morris and Warren Barr, ‘Will the Lords report on charities be helpful?’ [2017]  13 April Third Sector Online
  • John Picton, ‘Supreme Court legacy ruling: leaving a gift to charity can be egoistic as well as altruistic’, [2017] 15 March The Conversation


  • Debra Morris, Anne Morris and Jennifer Sigafoos, ‘Adopting (in)equality in the UK: the Equality Act 2010 and its impact on charities’ [2016] Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 14-35
  • Debra Morris, ‘Charities and Political Activity in England and Wales: Mixed Messages’ [2015-16] Charity Law and Practice Review 109-132
  • Debra Morris, ‘Legal limits on political campaigning by charities: drawing the line’ [2016] Voluntary Sector Review 109-115
  • Debra Morris, ‘The Charity Commission for England and Wales: A Fine Example or Another Fine Mess?’ [2016] Chicago-Kent Law Review 965-990
  • Jennifer Sigafoos and James Organ, ‘Funding Cuts and Advice Services in the Liverpool City Region’ [2016] (Report)
  • James Organ and Jennifer Sigafoos, ‘Third Sector Legal Advice “running out of road"' [2016] Liverpool Law March 24
  • Jennifer Sigafoos, ‘Using equality legislation as a sword’ International Journal of Discrimination and the Law [2016] Volume 16, Issue 2-3, pp 66-82
  • Jennifer Sigafoos and James Organ, ‘What if there is nowhere to get advice?’ In A Flynn and J Hodgson (Eds), Legal Aid and Access to Justice: Comparative Perspectives of Unmet Legal Need, (2016) (Hart Publishing, Oxford)
  • John Tribe, The Lightfoot Paradox: Financing the Cost of Personal Insolvency Relief through Bankruptcy Revenue Stamps and Sliding Scales – Part A. [2016] Insolvency Intelligence, 29(7), 97-105
  • John Tribe, The Lightfoot Paradox: Financing the Cost of Personal Insolvency Relief through Bankruptcy Revenue Stamps and Sliding Scales – Part B. [2016] Insolvency Intelligence, (29(8)), 116-121
  • John Tribe, Consumer protection problems created by the structure of English personal insolvency law in F. FerreX (Ed.), Comparative perspectives of consumer over-indebtedness – A view from the UK, Germany, Italy and Greece. (European and International Insolvency Law Studies (2016) The Hague, The Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing
  • John Tribe, The not-so-great Reformation? Recent corporate insolvency framework reform proposals, the ‘bonkers’ Brexit and England and Wales’ contribution to EU law reform. Recovery, (Autumn 2016), 30-33


  • John Picton, ‘Contradiction in the Law of Charitable Lapse’ [2015] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 480-488
  • Matt Shillito, ‘Countering Terrorist Financing via Non-Profit Organisations: Assessing why few States Comply with the International Recommendations’ Nonprofit Policy Forum [2015] 6(3) 325-352
  • Warren Barr (ed), Modern Studies in Property Law - Volume 8, (2015) Hart Publishing


  • Debra Morris, ‘Government Grants – an Abrogation or Management of Financial Risks?’ with M McGregor-Lowndes and J Tarr in Z Hoque and L Parker (eds), Performance management in nonprofit organizations: global perspectives (2014) Routledge Taylor & Francis pp 369-393
  • John Picton, ‘Reforming the Prerogative Cy-Pres Doctrine’ [2014] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 473-481
  • John Picton, ‘Public Benefit in Charity Law (Book Review)’ [2014] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 366-68
  • John Picton, ‘Realistic Intention and Excessive Charitable Gifts by Will’ [2014] Trust Law International 78-88
  • Warren Barr completed revisions to the 5th edition of Pearce & Stevens: Trusts and Equitable Obligations, which will be published in October 2014 by Oxford University Press.  This includes updating chapters on charity law generally, as well as the specific issues of cy-pres schemes and the regulation of charities.
  • Debra Morris, ‘Recent Developments in Charity Taxation in the UK: The Law Gives and the Law Takes Away’ in M Harding, A O’Connell and M Stewart (eds), Not for Profit Law: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives (2014) Cambridge University Press pp 254-275


  • Warren Barr ‘The Big Society and Social Housing: Never The Twain Shall Meet?’ in Nick Hopkins (ed.) Modern Studies in Property Law: Volume 7 (2013) Hart Publishing Ltd, Oxford, ch 3.
  • Jennifer Sigafoos and Debra Morris, ‘The Impact of Legal Aid Cuts on Advice-Giving Charities in Liverpool: First Results’ (2013) Charity Law & Policy Unit (10 pages)
  • John Picton, ‘Reconstructing Charitable Intention’ (2012-2013) 15 Charity Law & Practice Review 125-152
  • Debra Morris and Warren Barr, ‘The impact of cuts in legal aid funding on Charities’ (2013) 35:1 Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 79-94
  • Debra Morris, Anne Morris and Jennifer Sigafoos, ‘The Impact of the Equality Act 2010 on Charities (2013) Charity Law & Policy Unit (186 pages)
  • Debra Morris, ‘A changing landscape’ Winter 2013 New Law Journal Charities Appeals Supplement 12-13
  • John Picton ‘Moggridge v Thackwell: Defining The Nature of the Courts’ Scheme-Making Power’ (2013-14) 16 Charity Law & Practice Review 59-72


  • Debra Morris (with Stephen Claus, Graeme Hughes, Tracey Johnson), ‘Academy Schools - From Conversion to Successful Operation’ (2012) SPM Fundessentials (61 pages)
  • Jennifer Sigafoos. ‘What is driving rates of social policy preliminary references to the CJEU? Evidence from the United Kingdom and France’ (2012) 34:4 Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 489-508
  • Debra Morris, ‘Review of Regulation of the Voluntary Sector: Freedom and Security in an Era of Uncertainty by Mark Sidel’ (2012) 3:3 Voluntary Sector Review 428-9
  • Warren Barr with Robert Pearce and John Stevens ‘The Law of Trusts and Equitable Obligations’ (London OUP, 2010, 5th edition)
  • Debra Morris, ‘Charities and the Modern Equality Framework—Heading for a Collision?’ (2012) Current Legal Problems, Vol. 65 pp 295–331
  • John Picton, ‘Phillips v Royal Society for the Protection of Birds: Construction of a Gift to a Dissolved Charitable Company’ (2012) Charity Law & Practice Review, Vol 15.2 19-25
  • Debra Morris, ‘Charities and the Big Society: a doomed coalition?’ (2012) Legal Studies vol 32 issue 1 pp 132-153


  • John Picton, ‘Kings v Bultitude - a gift lost to charity’ [2011] Conv 69
  • Debra Morris, ‘VAT Treatment of Charities and Public Bodies in the UK’ in The VAT Reader. What a Federal Consumption Tax Would Mean for America. USA Tax Analysts, 2011, 248-256
  • Debra Morris, ‘Building a Big Society: will charity's creeping reach generate a new paradigm for schools?’ Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law (2011) vol 33 issue 3 pp 209-226