The Law of Trusts

The Law of Trusts

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The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law.

The Law of Trusts provides a concise, yet academically rigorous, textbook that skilfully engages with both controversial and complex issues within the subject. James Penner offers perceptive analysis and original and thought-provoking commentary to give students an excellent grounding in what is considered to be a challenging subject. Drawing on a variety of learning features, including summaries of key issues discussed in each chapter, must-read cases, assessment questions, and
carefully selected further reading, this approachable and thorough textbook equips students with the tools they need to engage critically with the subject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 172 x 247 x 25mm | 788g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 11th Revised edition
  • 0198795823
  • 9780198795827
  • 944,974

Table of contents

1: The historical origins of the trust
2: The nature of the express trust
3: Express trusts: trusts and powers
4: Constructive trusts
5: Resulting trusts
6: Formalities and secret trusts
7: Certainty
8: The constitution of trusts
9: Trusts and purposes
10: The trust up and running
11: Breach of trust
12: Restitution, unjust enrichment, and the law of trusts
13: The law governing fiduciaries
14: Charitable trusts
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Review quote

An excellent introduction to trusts law. It not only sets out lucidly and accurately the underlying principles of law. It encourages students to be critical and analytical in the study of this intellectually challenging subject. * Professor Anton Cooray, City University London (review from previous edition). * This is a terrific book. Opinionated, written in an engaging voice, ready to introduce secondary material from academic writers and critique the law. The chapters are at a nice level of detail, whilst maintaining a good length for inclusion on reading lists. It could, almost, be the only textbook needed. * Dr Edward Goodwin, University of Nottingham (review from previous edition). * The author's enthusiasm manifests itself on every page, bringing the subject to life. As well as being captivating, this book elucidates, and critically analyses, the core legal principles and the subject's conceptual apparatus. * Associate Professor Luke Rostill, Trinity College, University of Oxford * An excellent account of the modern law of trusts. Succinct and to the point, generations of students will feel indebted to Professor Penner for his clear explanations of these concepts. * Dr Gwilym Owen, Bangor University *
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About JE Penner

JE Penner is Professor of Law, National University of Singapore, and Barrister of Lincoln's Inn. He completed his first degree in genetics (BSc UWO) before continuing his academic studies in law and legal philosophy (LLB Toronto, DPhil Oxon). He has a strong reputation in this field and has taught trusts in the UK, Canada, the Bahamas, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia.
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