The Law of Trusts

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Oxford University Press, Jun 16, 2016 - Equity - 500 pages
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 skillfully engages with both controversial and complex issues within the subject. James Penner provides perceptive analysis and original and thought-provoking commentary to give students an excellent grounding in what isconsidered 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 theyneed to engage critically with the subject.
 

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Contents

1 The historical origins of the trust
1
2 The nature of the express trust
15
trusts and powers
67
4 Constructive trusts
107
5 Resulting trusts
130
6 Formalities and secret trusts
157
7 Certainty
190
8 The constitution of trusts
222
9 Trusts and purposes
249
10 The trust up and running
286
11 Breach of trust
313
12 The law governing fiduciaries
401
13 Charitable trusts
446
Select bibliography
475
Index
485
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About the author (2016)

James 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 hastaught trusts in the UK, Canada, the Bahamas, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia.

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