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A Student's Guide to Equity and Trusts

ISBN13: 9780521152990
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £21.99

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This engaging introduction explores the key principles of equity and trusts law and offers students effective learning features. By covering the essentials of each topic, it ensures students have the foundations for successful further study.

The law is made relevant to current practice through chapters that define and explain key legal principles. Examples and exercises set the law in context and make the subject interesting and dynamic by showing how these rules apply in real life.

Key facts sections and summaries help students remember the crucial points of each topic and practical exercises offer students the opportunity to apply the law. Exploring clearly and concisely the subject's key principles, this should be every equity student's first port of call.

Equity and Trusts
1. Historical introduction
2. Equitable remedies
3. The classification of trusts and powers
4. The three certainties
5. Constitution of trusts
6. Formalities for the creation of a trust
7. Private purpose trusts
8. Unincorporated associations
9. Resulting trusts
10. Constructive trusts
11. Trusts of the family home
12. Secret trusts and mutual wills
13. Charities - the Charities Act and the rules of cy-pres
14. Trustees: appointment, retirement and capacity
15. Duties and powers of trustees
16. Variation of trusts
17. Fiduciary duties and breach of fiduciary duties
18. Breach of trust and defences to breach of trust
19. Remedies against strangers to a trust
20. Tracing.