Equity and the Law of Trusts
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.
Online Resource Centre
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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Tables of Secondary European and International Legislation
1 HISTORY OF THE COURT OF CHANCERY AND INTRODUCTION TO EQUITY
2 THE TRUST CONCEPT
3 THE ESSENTIALS OF A TRUST
4 CLASSIFICATION AND JURISTIC NATURE OF TRUSTS
5 FORMAL REQUIREMENTS OF EXPRESS TRUSTS
16 DUTIES OF TRUSTEES
17 THE INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS
18 EVENHANDEDNESS AS BETWEEN THE BENEFICIARIES
19 THE FIDUCIARY NATURE OF TRUSTEESHIP
20 APPOINTMENT OF AGENTS NOMINEES AND CUSTODIANSDELEGATION OF TRUSTS
21 POWERS OF TRUSTEES
22 VARIATION OF TRUSTS
23 BREACH OF TRUST
6 COMPLETELY AND INCOMPLETELY CONSTITUTED TRUSTS
7 SECRET TRUSTS AND MUTUAL WILLS
8 CONSTRUCTIVE TRUSTS
9 RESULTING TRUSTS
10 COMMON INTENTION CONSTRUCTIVE TRUSTS PROPRIETARY ESTOPPEL LICENCES
11 UNLAWFUL TRUSTS
12 VOIDABLE TRUSTS
13 CHARITABLE TRUSTS
14 THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHARITIES
24 FOLLOWING AND TRACING
25 INJUNCTIONS INATURE DAMAGES IN LIEU ENFORCEMENT
26 INJUNCTIONS IIPRINCIPLES GOVERNING GRANT OF INJUNCTIONS
27 INJUNCTIONS IIIINJUNCTIONS IN PARTICULAR TYPES OF CASE
28 SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE
29 OTHER EQUITABLE REMEDIES
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