Equity and the Law of Trusts

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OUP Oxford, Aug 23, 2012 - Law - 741 pages
This well-established and respected textbook has been relied upon by students and academic scholars for the last 40 years. Praised for the clarity of the writing, the comprehensive scope of the content and the high level of critical analysis, Professor Philip Pettit builds on the strengths of the book to offer students a rigorous and yet readable account of equity and trusts law.

This 12th edition has been developed to answer directly the needs of modern day students and lecturers. Chapter introductions help to orientate the reader with each new topic covered. Examples and scenarios illustrate how the law operates in practice and offer a contextual framework for students new to the subject. The reason why people create trusts in the first place is explored in depth and Professor Pettit focuses on carefully explaining each new concept as he introduces it. Diagrams offer a fresh way of explaining particularly complex or abstract concepts. Students will find the glossary a helpful tool in familiarising themselves with technical and specialist terms.

This classic text has been fully updated to take account of recent developments. The coverage of unincorporated associations has been expanded in this new edition, and greater detail has been applied to contemporary issues in constructive, resulting and charitable trusts.

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Three additional chapters can be accessed on the Online Resource Centre: Conversion and Reconversion; Satisfaction, Ademption and Performance; and The Equitable Doctrine and Election. Along with the chapters appearing in the 12th edition, these chapters have been updated to reflect changes in the field.
 

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Contents

Table of Statutes
lxxvii
Tables of Secondary European and International Legislation
xci
Abbreviations
xciii
1 HISTORY OF THE COURT OF CHANCERY AND INTRODUCTION TO EQUITY
1
2 THE TRUST CONCEPT
30
3 THE ESSENTIALS OF A TRUST
45
4 CLASSIFICATION AND JURISTIC NATURE OF TRUSTS
67
5 FORMAL REQUIREMENTS OF EXPRESS TRUSTS
87
16 DUTIES OF TRUSTEES
396
17 THE INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS
415
18 EVENHANDEDNESS AS BETWEEN THE BENEFICIARIES
429
19 THE FIDUCIARY NATURE OF TRUSTEESHIP
436
20 APPOINTMENT OF AGENTS NOMINEES AND CUSTODIANSDELEGATION OF TRUSTS
447
21 POWERS OF TRUSTEES
458
22 VARIATION OF TRUSTS
492
23 BREACH OF TRUST
508

6 COMPLETELY AND INCOMPLETELY CONSTITUTED TRUSTS
101
7 SECRET TRUSTS AND MUTUAL WILLS
130
8 CONSTRUCTIVE TRUSTS
142
9 RESULTING TRUSTS
172
10 COMMON INTENTION CONSTRUCTIVE TRUSTS PROPRIETARY ESTOPPEL LICENCES
193
11 UNLAWFUL TRUSTS
225
12 VOIDABLE TRUSTS
237
13 CHARITABLE TRUSTS
248
14 THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHARITIES
295
15 TRUSTEES
358
24 FOLLOWING AND TRACING
535
25 INJUNCTIONS INATURE DAMAGES IN LIEU ENFORCEMENT
552
26 INJUNCTIONS IIPRINCIPLES GOVERNING GRANT OF INJUNCTIONS
578
27 INJUNCTIONS IIIINJUNCTIONS IN PARTICULAR TYPES OF CASE
603
28 SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE
649
29 OTHER EQUITABLE REMEDIES
676
Appendix
717
Glossary
720
Index
723
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About the author (2012)


Philip H.Pettit is a Barrister of the Middle Temple and Emeritus Professor of Equity of the Universities of Bristol and Buckingham.

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