Equity and the Law of Trusts by Philip H. PettitEquity and the Law of Trusts by Philip H. Pettit

Equity and the Law of Trusts

byPhilip H. Pettit

Paperback | August 30, 2012

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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 ofthe 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 newto 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 ahelpful 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 CentreThree 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 thefield.
Philip H.Pettit is a Barrister of the Middle Temple and Emeritus Professor of Equity of the Universities of Bristol and Buckingham.
Title:Equity and the Law of TrustsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:750 pagesPublished:August 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199694958

ISBN - 13:9780199694952

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Table of Contents

1. History of the Court of Chancery and Introduction to Equity2. The Trust Concept3. The Essentials of a Trust4. Classification and Juristic Nature of Trusts5. Formal Requirements of Express Trusts6. Completely and Incompletely Constituted Trusts7. Secret Trusts and Mutual Wills8. Constructive Trusts9. Resulting Trusts10. Common Intention Constructive Trusts; Proprietary Estoppel; Licences11. Unlawful Trusts12. Voidable Trusts13. Charitable Trusts14. The Administration of Charities15. Trustees16. Duties of Trustees17. The Investment of Trust Funds18. Evenhandedness as Between the Beneficiaries19. The Fiduciary Nature of Trusteeship20. Appointment of Agents, Nominees and Custodians; Delegation of Trusts21. Power of Trustees22. Variation of Trusts23. Breach of Trust24. Following and Tracing25. Injunctions I - Nature, Damages in Lieu, Enforcement26. Injunctions II - Principles Governing Grant of Injunctions27. Injunctions III - Injunctions if Particular Types of Cases28. Specific Performance29. Other Equitable RemediesGlossary

Editorial Reviews

'Review from previous edition: "A highly authoritative and extremely rigorously researched text, containing accurate coverage of all academic subjects in the law of trusts." --Hazel McLean, Teaching Fellow in Law, University of Exeter