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Jonathan Fowles writes for Private Client Business

Jonathan Fowles who was one of the Counsel team for the Appellant in Nuffield Health v Merton [2023] UKSC 18 has written a personal analysis and critique of the Supreme Court’s judgment for the journal Private Client Business (Thomson Reuters). The case is the first occasion on which the Supreme Court has considered the public benefit requirement in charity law, and it concerned whether and in what way the public benefit requirement is relevant to eligibility for mandatory charitable relief from non-domestic rates.  The article, entitled “Nuffield Health: public benefit in the Supreme Court”, is published in P.C.B. 2023, 5, 173-179.

Jonathan has a traditional chancery practice, encompassing charities, trusts, probate, and property. His main specialism is in charity law, in which he takes on non-contentious and contentious work. His practice in non-charitable trusts, probate, and property is focused on contentious matters. It is not unusual for his cases to combine one or more of his specialisms. He is co-author with William Henderson and Gregor Hogan of Tudor on Charities, 11th Ed. (Sweet & Maxwell).

The article is available electronically via Westlaw (Thomson Reuters), or to purchase the journal, see here.

Read more about Jonathan’s practice here.