Trusts Law: Text and Materials

Trusts Law: Text and Materials

Online resource Law in Context

By (author) Graham Moffat, With Gerry Bean, With John Dewar

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  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Format: Online resource
  • Publication date: 5 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1139051938
  • ISBN 13: 9781139051934
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition

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With its unique contextual emphasis and authoritative commentary, Trusts Law: Text and Materials is a book that no serious undergraduate on trust law courses can afford to be without. The book is divided into four main parts: trusts and the preservation of family wealth; trusts and family breakdown; trusts and commerce; and trusts and non-profit activity. Within each of these parts, leading cases, statutes, and historical and research materials are placed alongside the narrative of the author's text to give emphasis both to general theories of trust concepts and to the practical operation of trusts. Attention is also given to important themes such as the developing relationship between trusts law and other areas of private law such as the Law of Restitution. This new edition takes account of all relevant judicial and legislative developments since the third edition, and expands discussion of key themes in current developments of the law.

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Graham Moffat is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Warwick. Gerry Bean is a Partner in Phillips Fox, Melbourne, Victoria. John Dewar is Pro-Vice Chancellor of Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland.

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Trusts introduced; 2. The evolution of the private express trust; 3. Taxation, wealth-holding and the private trust; 4. Creating the trust - I; 5. Creating the trust - II; 6. Trusts and public policy; 7. Flexibility and beneficial entitlement; 8. The taxation of private trusts; 9. Trustees and trusteeship: introduction; 10. Aspects of the management of trusts; 11. Trusteeship, control and breach of trust; 12. Imputed trusts and family breakdown; 13. Trusts in commerce I: occupational pension schemes; 14. Trusts in commerce II: commerce and equitable remedies; 15. Trusts in commerce III: commerce, credit and the trust; 16. Trusts in commerce IV: fiduciary relationships, commerce and the trust; 17. Trust, contract and unincorporated associations; 18. An introduction to the law of charity; 19. A legal definition of 'charity'; 20. The regulation of charities.