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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Equity and Trusts Directions 5th ed isbn 9780198747628

Equity and Trusts Directions 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780198709862
New Edition ISBN: 9780198747628
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199644445
Published: May 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Did you hear that equity and trusts law is boring and old-fashioned? Equity and Trusts Law Directions is a lively and engaging text that challenges such preconceptions. The text is written in an informal, engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on equity and trusts courses with clarity.

Gary Watt draws on varied sources to demonstrate how equity and trusts law applies to the world around us including news items and extracts from artistic, including literary, works. The substantive content of the text is designed to emphasize the relationship between equity, trusts, property, contract, and restitution to enable you to map out connections between related legal ideas. There is also a focus on modern cases in the commercial sphere to reflect the constantly changing and socially-significant role of trusts and equity.

A number of learning features are used throughout the text encouraging you to engage with the subject-matter, test your knowledge and check your understanding of the law. These features include self-assessment questions and exercises, chapter summaries, diagrams, and guides to further reading.

Equity and Trusts
1. Introduction to equity and trusts
2. Understanding trusts
3. Capacity and formality requirements
4. Certainty requirements
5. The constitution of trusts
6. Public policy limitations on the formation of trusts
7. Purpose trusts
8. Charitable trusts
9. Variation of trusts
10. Trustee appointments
11. The nature of trusteeship
12. Trustees' duties
13. Maintenance and advancement
14. Investment
15. Breach of trust: defences and relief
16. Resulting and constructive trusts
17. Informal trusts of land
18. Tracing
19. The equitable liability of strangers to the trust
20. Equity: doctrines and remedies