Equity and Trusts

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2009 - Law - 1288 pages
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Equity and Trusts is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses on the law of trusts and equitable remedies. It provides a clear, current and comprehensive account of the subject through which the author’s enthusiasm and expertise shine through, helping to bring to life an area of the law which students often find difficult.

Beginning with the core principles, Professor Hudson reinforces the key points by means of clear examples throughout each chapter, helping students to build and develop their own knowledge of equity and trusts.


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Table of legislation
Introduction the nature of equity
Understanding the trust
Express trusts
The rights of beneficiaries and the beneficiary principle
Trusts of land
Essay Family law human rights law and equity
Breach of trust
The liability of strangers to account for involvement in a breach of trust
Quistclose trusts financial transactions and retention of title
Mortgages charges and taking security

Formalities in the creation of express trusts
Trusts implied by
Secret trusts
Essay The nature of express trusts
The duties of trustees
The investment of trusts
Resulting trusts
The powers of trustees and the variation of trusts
Constructive trusts
Equitable estoppel
Essay Thinking about the law on fiduciaries
Trusts of homes
Specific performance
Rescission and rectification
Doctrine of notice and undue influence
Miscellaneous equitable remedies
The nature of property in equity and trusts
Equity chaos and social complexity

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About the author (2009)

Alastair Hudson is Professor of Equity and Law at Queen Mary, University of London, and of Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister. He is a National Teaching Fellow, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and was UK Law Teacher of the Year in 2008 during the writing of this edition.

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