Id definitely recommend this book. Equity and Trusts can be a challenging subject but the book is approachable and the theoretical elements add an interesting aspect. The contextual focus is very useful.
Morenike Shodunke, Brunel Law School student.
An intelligent, accurate and thoughtful treatment of all subjects on a Trusts course. It is fluently written and, with the excellent diagrams and well-chosen further reading, provides a comprehensive and authoritative account without being dull or intimidating.
Hazel McLean, lecturer at Exeter University School of Law
The strengths of the book are the excellent way in which the concepts are explained, and the use of academic opinion to illustrate the points. I also like the way diagrams are used where appropriate (which is always very useful indeed).
Rupert Seal, teaching associate at Queen Mary University of London
Exploring Equity and Trusts supports your studies of this core area of legal education in a way that will ignite your interest and understanding. Combining clear explanation of the law, for a solid factual basis, with contemporary examples from society, to cultivate an understanding of the way the law is shaped every day, Exploring Equity and Trusts will develop your personal interest and give you the academic edge.
The author begins by detailing the underpinning principles of equity and of the trust concept, before exploring the major themes of the area and the interconnections between them. The book examines: the requirements of creating a trust; implied trusts; trust administration; breach of trust and remedies; charities and charitable trusts.
This second edition has been fully updated and explores key developments to the law, including:
- The Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 and the Equality Act 2010;
- Charles v Fraser (2010) & Fry v Densham-Smith regarding mutual wills;
- Sinclair Investments Ltd v Versailles Trade Finance Ltd (2011) on the extent to which a proprietary claim can be made to unauthorised profits made by a fiduciary;
- The decision of the Supreme Court in Jones v Kernott (2011) on quantification of beneficial interests in the family home;
- Commentary on the Law Commissions Final Report on the Illegality Defence (2010).
Sukhninder Panesar is Associate Head of Department of the Law School, Coventry University. He has taught and written about Equity and Trusts for over twenty years.