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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Snell's Equity with 1st supplement (eBook)

Edited by: John McGhee, Snells

ISBN13: 9780414053373
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
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Acknowledged as the leading authority on equity, Snell deals with equitable principles and remedies, together with their application in trusts, probate and mortgages. It is renowned for its clear discussion of how the complex rules of equity apply in practice.

    • The 1st Supplement was published in December 2015
    • The Main Work was published in December 2014
  • Analyses the five ancient equitable doctrines of conversion, reconversion, election, performance and satisfaction
  • Shows how the principles can be applied to solve clients' problems
  • Considers a wide range of equitable remedies
  • Explores the growing application of trusts and fiduciary obligations in commercial contexts
  • Discusses dealings with equity including assignments of choses in action, and priorities
  • Includes chapters on floating charges, powers and breach of confidence
  • Explains the implications of all recent case law and legislative developments


    • Fiduciary chapter covers the Court of Appeal decisions in Sinclair v Versailles, FHR v Mankarious and also Ranson v Customer Systems, as well as Newey J’s judgment in Vivendi v Richards. The chapter also comments on the HCA judgment in Howard v Commissioner of Taxation, and the FCAFC decision in Grimaldi v Chameleon
    • Chapters on security covers the Supreme Court decision in Szepietowski and the Court of Appeal decision in Khans v Chifuntwe
    • The Supreme Court’s decision in FHR v Cedar Capital (on appeal from the Mankarious decision)
    • Updating of citations to reflect the consolidation in the Charities Act 2011
    • The chapter on breach of trust is rewritten to include the effect of the Supreme Court decision in Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria, which considers the effect of limitation on claims for dishonest assistance in breach of trust
    • Coverage of Marley v Rawlings on rectification of wills
    • Implications of Coventry v Lawrence on the availability of injunctive relief for claims in nuisance
    • Expansion of the Penalties and Forfeitures chapter due to significant recent developments
    • Statutory changes brought about by the Trusts (Income and Capital) Act 2013 and the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014

Equity and Trusts, eBooks
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