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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Snell's Equity 33rd ed isbn 9780414034457

Snell's Equity 32nd ed with 3rd Supplement

Edited by: John McGhee, Snells

ISBN13: 9780414048751
New Edition ISBN: 9780414034457
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & Supplement
Price: Out of print

The established authority on equity, Snell's Equity provides in-depth commentary and analysis of the law of equity and offers interpretation of how the different rules can be applied to property.

  • The 3rd cumulative Supplement was published in November 2013
  • The 2nd cumulative Supplement was published in November 2012
  • The 1st Supplement was published in November 2011
  • The Main Work was published in December 2010
  • Deals with equitable principles and remedies and their application in trusts, probate and mortgages
  • Examines the nature of equity and the maxims of equity
  • Offers expert interpretation of the rules of equity and how they can be applied in different situations
  • Arranged by topics in which equity is used
  • Goes through all new developments including the Trustee Act 2000 and latest case law
  • Discusses dealings with equity including assignments of choses in action, and priorities
  • Analyses the five ancient equitable doctrines of conversion, reconversion, election, performance and
  • satisfaction
  • Assesses the situations in which equity has intervened to safeguard those who, by their status or their circumstances, are in need of protection
  • Considers a wide range of equitable remedies
What you’ll find in the 3rd supplement:-
  • Andrews v Australian & New Zealand Banking Corporation considering jurisdiction to relieve from penalties
  • Suggitt v Suggitt on the idea of proportionality in granting relief based on estoppel
  • GHLM Trading v Maroo on a fiduciary's duty of disclosure
  • Various cases on the question of the relationship between equitable liability for breach of confidence and liability in tort

Equity and Trusts
Equity and equities
The nature, history and courts of equity
The maxims of equity
Assignment and choses in action

Definition and classification of trusts
Express private trusts
Express public (or charitable) trusts
Resulting, implied or constructive trusts
Appointment, retirement and removal of trustees
Duties and discretions of trustees
Powers of trustees
Breach of trust

Administration of assets
Collection and realisation of assets;
Payment of debts
Distribution of assets
Donationes mortis causa

Nature and classification of securities
Creation of mortgages
Remedies of the mortgage
Rights and interests of the Mortgagor
Rights and interests of the Mortgagee
Discharge of mortgages

The Equitable Doctrines

Equitable protection
Married women, minors and persons of unsound mind
Penalties and forfeiture
Equitable estoppel

Equitable remedies
Specific performance
Delivery up and cancellation of documents