Tom specialises in charity law and is particularly known for his expertise in charitable status, the development of novel charitable purposes and the governance and control of complex charity structures, including charity spin-offs from the state. He acts for a wide variety of charities and social enterprises in various areas, including public interest information, educational and campaigning organisations; academic, professional and learned institutions; and heritage, science and environmental/conservation charities. Tom advises on contentious and charity-law compliance issues, structural re-organisations, amendment of royal charters, trading, mergers and restricted funds, special trusts and endowments.
"an expert in charity law who is confident and highly personable." Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021.
Recent charity work includes:
Interests include the 'common good', ‘public interest’ information and social-purpose enterprise and finance.
"an expert in charity law who is confident and highly personable."
Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021
"He provides quality advice that is well presented and has insight into what we are trying to achieve."
Client feedback in Chambers - 2020
Tom Murdoch …is praised for his "integrity and attention to detail as well as his remarkable energy and complete focus on achieving great results for his clients. He remains calm and persuasive when dealing with regulators and counterparties during the most complex negotiations".
Legal 500 - 2017