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Trusts and Equity 7th ed

ISBN13: 9780198747635
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199678938
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £33.99

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The seventh edition of Trusts and Equity builds on the successful approach taken in previous editions and continues to offer students a thorough and enthusiastic analysis of this complex field of law.

By drawing on his expertise in teaching, writing, and research, Gary Watt brings the subject to life with useful analogies and memorable references to history and surrounding cultural contexts. The law is placed within a unique conceptual framework, examining trusts in light of the four key perspectives of precedent, principle, policy, and pragmatism, and explaining key decisions with clarity and rigour.

Watt's engaging approach helps students to actively engage with the subject and to think critically about its central issues. Avoiding the dense text and unwieldy weight of many textbooks on this topic, Trusts and Equity offers a concise and clear account of the law, providing a compelling and stimulating companion to the study of trusts.

An Online Resource Centre accompanies this book, providing additional support for both students and lecturers. Resources for the seventh edition include:-

  • Three video lectures presented by Gary Watt introduce key areas of debate within the subject
  • Sample essay questions and problem scenarios
  • General guidance on answering essay questions and problem scenarios
  • Updates to the law post-publication
  • Web links to further primary sources and commentary to aid your understanding
  • Flashcard glossary to help test your knowledge of key terms

Equity and Trusts
Part I: Introduction to Trusts and Equity
1: Foundations
2: Trusts in context

Part II: Creation and Recognition of Trusts
3: Trusts created expressly
4: Effective disposition of benefit: constitution of trusts
5: Ineffective disposition of benefit: resulting trusts
6: Formality, perpetuity, and illegality: trust creation and public policy I
7: Charity: trust creation and public policy II
8: Constructive trusts and informal trusts of land

Part III: The Regulation of Trusts
9: Flexibility of benefit
10: The fiduciary duty
11: Fulfilling and filling the office of trustee
12: Trustee investment
13: Breach of trust: the personal liability of trustees

Part IV: Trusts and Third Parties
14: Tracing and recovering trust property
15: The equitable personal liability of strangers to the trust

Part V: Equity
16: Equitable maxims, doctrines, and remedies