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A Student's Guide to Equity and Trusts


  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521196307

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  • This engaging introduction explores the key principles of equity and trusts law and offers students effective learning features. By covering the essentials of each topic, it ensures students have the foundations for successful further study. The law is made relevant to current practice through chapters that define and explain key legal principles. Examples and exercises set the law in context and make the subject interesting and dynamic by showing how these rules apply in real life. Key facts sections and summaries help students remember the crucial points of each topic and practical exercises offer students the opportunity to apply the law. Exploring clearly and concisely the subject's key principles, this should be every equity student's first port of call.

    • Introduces the student to all the key topics in an equity and law module
    • Examples and exercises show how these rules work in real life
    • Practical exercises give students the opportunity to apply the law
    • Key facts and summaries help students remember the essential points of each topic
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    'An excellent book whose major strength is the wealth of practical examples which enable the student to explore the complexities of the law with confidence.' Pamela Hargreaves, Leicester De Montfort Law School

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521196307
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical introduction
    2. Equitable remedies
    3. The classification of trusts and powers
    4. The three certainties
    5. Constitution of trusts
    6. Formalities for the creation of a trust
    7. Private purpose trusts
    8. Unincorporated associations
    9. Resulting trusts
    10. Constructive trusts
    11. Trusts of the family home
    12. Secret trusts and mutual wills
    13. Charities – the Charities Act and the rules of cy-pres
    14. Trustees: appointment, retirement and capacity
    15. Duties and powers of trustees
    16. Variation of trusts
    17. Fiduciary duties and breach of fiduciary duties
    18. Breach of trust and defences to breach of trust
    19. Remedies against strangers to a trust
    20. Tracing.

  • Author

    Judith Bray, University of Buckingham
    Judith Bray is a Reader in Law at the University of Buckingham. She has taught property law, equity and trusts and family law for over twenty years, having previously qualified as a barrister. She is the author of several student texts on land law and also a short casebook on equity and trusts.

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