I specialise in Charity Law, particularly as it relates to donation. Most recently, I have been looking at economic understandings of philanthropic motivation, interpreting those theories in the context of precedent. My thesis, which I completed at the University of Liverpool, was on the charitable cy-près doctrine and the reform of charities. I have continued writing and researching on charitable organisational reform in economic and social contexts.
I am a member of the Charity Law and Policy Unit at the University of Liverpool. I teach Equity and Trusts, Land Law and Charity Law.
Downloadable papers at SSRN.
Research-linked writing for media: 'Why Are Charities Getting A Bad Press?' for the BBC; 'Purely Academic: The Rare, Gruesome Nature Of Failed Charitable Gifts By Will' and 'Quiet Revolution of Freedom of Information Law' for Third Sector Magazine.
Blogs for The Conversation: 'Supreme Court Legacy Ruling: Leaving A Gift To Charity Can Be Egoistic Aswell As Altruistic'; 'Jeff Bezos Has Asked for Charitable Giving Advice - Here's What He Should Do With His Money' and 'Why Charities Should be Allowed to Campaign Freely at Election Time'.
Open access book reviews for the LSE Review of Books: 'Charity Sucks' by Iqbal Wahhab; 'The Right to Buy? Selling Off Public And Social Housing' by Alan Murie and 'The Divide: A Brief Guide To Global Inequality And Its Solutions' by Jason Hickel.
- Director of Undergraduate Recruitment (2015 - 2017)
- Deputy Director of Undergraduate Recruitment (2014-2015)
- Warden at Crown Place Student Accommodation (2014 - 2016)