A Student's Guide to Equity and Trusts

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 16, 2012 - Law - 388 pages
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This engaging introduction explores the key principles of equity and trusts law and offers students effective learning features. By covering the essentials of each topic, it ensures students have the foundations for successful further study. The law is made relevant to current practice through chapters that define and explain key legal principles. Examples and exercises set the law in context and make the subject interesting and dynamic by showing how these rules apply in real life. Key facts sections and summaries help students remember the crucial points of each topic and practical exercises offer students the opportunity to apply the law. Exploring clearly and concisely the subject's key principles, this should be every equity student's first port of call.
 

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Contents

1 Historical introduction
1
2 Equitable remedies
12
3 The classification of trusts and powers
32
4 The three certainties
47
5 Constitution of trusts
65
6 Formalities for the creation of a trust
82
7 Private purpose trusts
98
8 Unincorporated associations
109
12 Secret trusts and mutual wills
179
13 Charities the Charities Act and the rules of cy près
195
14 Trustees appointment retirement and capacity
221
15 Duties and powers of trustees
238
16 Variation of trusts
263
17 Fiduciary duties and breach of fiduciary duties
284
18 Breach of trust and defences to breach of trust
306
19 Remedies against strangers to a trust
330

9 Resulting trusts
122
10 Constructive trusts
140
11 Trusts of the family home
158
20 Tracing
348
Index
364
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About the author (2012)

Judith Bray is a Reader in Law at the University of Buckingham. She has taught property law, equity and trusts and family law for over twenty years, having previously qualified as a barrister. She is the author of several student texts on land law and also a short casebook on equity and trusts.

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