1254 Pages
    by Routledge

    1254 Pages
    by Routledge

    Alastair Hudson’s Equity and Trusts is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses on the law of trusts and equitable remedies. It provides a clear, current and comprehensive account of the subject. The author’s enthusiasm and expertise shine through, helping to bring to life an area of the law which students often fi nd challenging.

    The tenth edition of Equity and Trusts remains the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the law of Equity and Trusts, while still a lively and thoughtful account of the issues raised by it. This book has been cited as being  authoritative in the courts of numerous countries.

    The tenth edition is supported by the author’s website at www.alastairhudson.com with brand new resources including:

    • short podcasts discussing and clarifying key topics from within the book, which cover an entire course;

    • complete lecture recordings made specifi cally to accompany this book;

    • video documentaries bringing to life selected key topics;

    • a host of other online materials and study guides new for 2021.

    Part 1: Fundamentals of Equity and Trusts

    1. Introduction

    2. Understanding the Trust

    Part 2: Express Trusts

    3. Certainty in the Creation of Express Trusts

    4. The Rights of Beneficiaries and the Beneficiary Principle

    5. Formalities in the Creation of Express Trusts

    6. Secret Trusts

    7. Essay – The Nature of Express Trusts

    Part 3: Administration of Trusts

    8. The Duties of Trustees

    9. The Investment of Trusts

    10. The Powers of Trustees and the Variation of Trusts

    Part 4: Trusts Implied by Law

    11. Resulting Trusts

    12. Constructive Trusts

    13. Equitable Estoppel

    14. Essay – Thinking About the Law on Fiduciaries

    Part 5: Equity, Trusts and the Home

    15. Trusts of Homes

    16. Trusts of Land

    17. Essay – Family Law, Human Rights Law and Equity

    Part 6: Breach of Trust and Related Equitable Claims

    18. Breach of Trust

    19. Tracing

    20. The Liability of Strangers to Account for Involvement in a Breach of Trust

    Part 7: Commercial Uses of Trusts

    21. Commerce, International Trusts Law and Dealing with Property

    22. Quistclose Trusts

    23. Mortgages, Charges and Taking Security

    Part 8: Welfare Uses of Trusts

    24. Occupational Pension Funds

    25. Charities

    Part 9: Equitable Remedies

    26. Specific Performance

    27. Injunctions and Confidences

    28. Rescission and Rectification

    29. Doctrine of Notice and Undue Influence

    30. Miscellaneous Equitable Remedies

    Part 10: Theoretical Questions Relating to Equity and Trusts

    31. The Nature of Property in Equity and Trusts

    32. Equity, Chaos and Social Complexity


    Alastair Hudson is Visiting Professor of Law, University of Reading. He was formerly Professor of Equity & Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London, University of Southampton, University of Exeter, and the University of Strathclyde (where he was Head of School). He is a National Teaching Fellow, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and has been voted UK Law Teacher of the Year. He is the author of 22 books on various aspects of law which have been relied upon by the courts of numerous jurisdictions around the world. His website ww.alastairhudson.com contains a wealth of resources including podcasts of specially recorded lectures covering the basic principles of a whole trusts law course and much more.

    Praise for Ninth Edition:

    ‘One of the book’s great strengths is its clear exposition of some very difficult areas of the law, moving seamlessly from points that puzzle students to points that puzzle practitioners. Other strengths are the breadth of its approach, the fact that it is extremely up to date, the freshness and vividness of its approach and its willingness to place equity in a wider context . . . The student will enjoy a clear, lively and challenging account of the subject matter. The practitioner will find the book well worth consulting for its clear exposition of the basic principles and of their application in difficult areas.’ – New Law Journal, Swales Willis