Essentials of Equity and Trusts Law

Series
Longman
Author
John Duddington  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
400
Pub.-date
July 2006
ISBN13
9780582894068
ISBN
0582894069
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Description

This new textbook on equity and trusts law has been designed to cover all the main topics on undergraduate courses comprehensively but concisely. It offers a clear and accurate explanation of the law, presented in a systematic and logical order for learning and revision.  The book is exceptionally accessible to students new to the subject. 

Features

  • A clear and accessible introduction to this often difficult to grasp subject, which maps well onto course syllabuses.
  • Covers key contemporary cases and issues in the media to engage students' interest.
  • Includes critical discussion and analysis so that students are exposed to the issues and debates in the subject.
  • Comparative approach examining developments from US and Commonwealth jurisdictions allows students to reflect on UK perspectives within a global context.
  • Each chapter includes flow charts, diagrams, chapter summaries, guidelines on answering typical examination questions.
  • Inclusion of specimen documents on trusts allows students to see real examples.
  • Companion website with regular bi-annual updates ensures the book remains as  current as possible.
  • Colour text design helps readers navigate easily through the text.

Table of Contents

PART ONE

EQUITY: GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Chapter 1: Nature of Equity

Chapter 2: Equitable Remedies

Chapter 3: Equitable Doctrines

PART TWO

TRUSTS: NATURE OF A TRUST AND CREATION OF EXPRESS TRUSTS

Chapter 4: The Nature of a Trust

Chapter 5: Creating the Trusts: Certainties 

Chapter 6: Creating the Trusts: Formalities

Chapter 7: Creating the Trust: Constitution of a Trust

Chapter 8: Secret and Half-Secret Trusts. Mutual wills

Chapter 9: Void and Voidable Trusts

PART THREE

RESULTING AND CONSTRUCTIVE TRUSTS

Chapter 10: Resulting Trusts

Chapter 11: Constructive Trusts

Chapter 12: Trusts and the Family Home

PART FOUR

PUBLIC TRUSTS

Chapetr 13: Charitable Trusts

Chapter 14: Administration of Charities

Chapter 15: Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts. Unincorporated Associations

PART FIVE

TRUSTEESHIP AND BREACH OF TRUST

Chapter 16: Trusteeship

Chapter 17: Duties of Trustees

Chapter 18: Powers of Trustees

Chapter 19: Variation of Trusts

Chapter 20: Breach of Trust

PART SIX

THE FLAVOUR OF EQUITY

Chapter 21 The Maxims of Equity

Chapter 22: The future of Equity

Appendices:

1. Guidance in answering questions in equity and trusts.

2. Specimen examination questions and points for inclusion in the answers

3. Specimen trusts: trust deed, trust in a will.

Appendix One: Answering examination questions in Equity and Trusts

Appendic Two: Specimen points for inclusion in answers

Appendix Three: Hints on answering exam questions

 

Back Cover

"It will give 'students' a complete introduction to the subject, and therefore a valuable foundation, as well as provide crucial background reading and an invaluable knowledge of the fundamental principles of the law of equity and trusts."    Christine Ocran, LLB, LLM, Barrister at Law (non-practising), Associate Lecturer - University of East London

"A mistake that many law textbooks make...is that they are written in too literary a style.  Sentences are too long and complex and a vocabularly is used that many modern students do not understand.  This book does not make that mistake.  It is easy to read and can be read swiftly."  Richard Clements LLB, LLM - Deputy Head of the School of Law - University of the West of England

This new textbook on Equity and Trusts Law has been specifically designed to cover all the main topics on undergraduate courses comprehensively but concisely. It offers a clear and accurate explanation of the law, presented in a systematic and logical order for learning and revision.  The book is exceptionally accessible to students new to the subject. 

Key features of this book include:

  • A clear and accessible introduction to this often difficult to grasp subject, which maps well onto course syllabi
  • Coverage of key contemporary cases and issues in the media to engage students' interest
  •  Critical discussion and analysis to expose students to the key issues and debates in the subject
  • Comparative approach examining developments from US and Commonwealth jurisdictions which allows students to reflect on UK perspectives within a global context 
  •  Coverage of the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 179: Cohabitation: The Financial Consequences of  Relationship Breakdown. (2006).
  •  Flow charts, diagrams, chapter summaries and guidelines on answering typical examination questions aid student understanding of complex topics
  • Specimen documents on trusts allows students to see real examples of how trusts law is implemented in practice 
  • Companion Website, at www.pearsoned.co.uk/duddington, containing exam and seminar activity sample questions, an online glossary, and annotated web links to sites of interest.  Bi annual updates are also provided to ensure that students can keep completely up to date with any major developments in this area of the law.

John Duddington is Head of the Law School at Worcester College of Technology, and has extensive teaching experience

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