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2nd Edition

Equity and Trusts

ISBN 9781138830202
Published February 22, 2016 by Routledge
696 Pages

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Book Description

Equity and Trusts is an ideal choice for all undergraduate and GDL students looking for a comprehensive yet accessible textbook on this complex area of law. The author’s clear writing style, plentiful explanations and focus on modern case law demystify difficult concepts and help to bring the subject to life. Equity and Trusts is shown to be a live, growing and developing subject, with an important historical underpinning that ensures students gain a sound grasp of key material and understand both its history and current application.

Clearly written and easy to use, Equity and Trusts enables students to fully engage with the topic and gain a profound understanding of this fundamental area.

The Routledge Spotlights series brings a modern, contemporary approach to the core curriculum for the LLB and GDL which will help students

  • Move beyond an understanding of the law

  • Refine and develop the key skills of problem-solving, evaluation and critical reasoning which are essential to exam success
  • Discover sources and suggestions for taking your study further

By focusing on recent case law and real-world examples, Routledge Spotlights will help you shed light on the law, understand how it operates in practice and gain a unique appreciation of the contemporary context of the subject.

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Table of Contents

1.Equity: Its Meaning, History & Maxims 2. Classification Of Trusts & Powers 3. Implied Trusts 4. Trust Formation – Capacity & Formalities 5. Trust Formation – The Three Certainties 6. Trust Formation - The Beneficiary Principle 7. Constitution Of A Trust 8. Trustees’ Appointment & Removal 9. Fiduciary Duties, Non-Fiduciary Duties & Powers 10. Variation Of A Trust & Setting A Trust Aside 11. Secret Trusts & Half-Secret Trust 12. Remedies For Breach Of Trust Against Trustees 13. Tracing & Actions Against Strangers To The Trust 14. Trusts Of The Family Home 15. Charities 16. Cy-Près 17. Equitable Remedies & Proprietary Estoppel

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Scott Atkins is Senior Lecturer in Law and Programme Leader for the LLB in the School of Law and Criminology at the University of Derby. He is also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Law in Jersey.