Equity and Trusts

Equity and Trusts

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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

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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 35.56mm | 1,247g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 43 Line drawings, color; 7 Tables, color
  • 1138830208
  • 9781138830202

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-Pres 17. Equitable Remedies & Proprietary Estoppel
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Review quote

"It is a great advantage having the cases dealt with in such detail, yet the box at the beginning of each chapter indicates the key issues so the students know what they should be concentrating on, and the pedagogical features clarify the difficult points."
Judith Riches is a senior lecturer in law and teaches Equity and Trusts on the CPE and a range of undergraduate Law courses at the University of Brighton

"Undergraduate law students traditionally find equity and trusts one of the most difficult subjects which they have to study. The straightforward and down to earth approach of this book should help to make the subject more accessible and enjoyable. I will certainly recommend it to my students."
Robert Collinson is Module Leader for Equity and Trusts at Edge Hill University
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About Scott Atkins

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.
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