Trusts and Equity

Paperback | April 30, 2016

byGary Watt

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The seventh edition of Trusts and Equity builds on the successful approach taken in previous editions and continues to offer students a thorough and enthusiastic analysis of this complex field of law. An academically rigorous, yet highly readable textbook on the law of trusts, which encourages students to appreciate the scope and boundaries of a topic before engaging with the detail and issues it presents. By drawing on his expertise in teaching, writing, and research, Gary Watt brings thesubject to life with useful analogies and memorable references to history and surrounding cultural contexts. The law is placed within a unique conceptual framework, examining trusts in light of the four key perspectives of precedent, principle, policy, and pragmatism, and explaining key decisionswith clarity and rigour. Watt's engaging approach helps students to actively engage with the subject and to think critically about its central issues.Avoiding the dense text and unwieldy weight of many textbooks on this topic, Trusts and Equity offers a concise and clear account of the law, providing a compelling and stimulating companion to the study of trusts.Online Resource CentreAn Online Resource Centre accompanies this book, providing additional support for both students and lecturers.Resources for the seventh edition include:DT Three video lectures presented by Gary Watt introduce key areas of debate within the subjectDT Sample essay questions and problem scenariosDT General guidance on answering essay questions and problem scenariosDT Updates to the law post-publicationDT Web links to further primary sources and commentary to aid your understandingDT Flashcard glossary to help test your knowledge of key terms

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The seventh edition of Trusts and Equity builds on the successful approach taken in previous editions and continues to offer students a thorough and enthusiastic analysis of this complex field of law. An academically rigorous, yet highly readable textbook on the law of trusts, which encourages students to appreciate the scope and boun...

Gary Watt is a Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. He was made Law Teacher of the Year in 2009 and in 2010 he was named a National Teaching Fellow and fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is the author of other OUP books including Equity and Trusts Law Directions and Cases and Materials on Equity and Trusts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:April 30, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198747632

ISBN - 13:9780198747635

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Trusts and Equity1. Foundations2. Trusts in ContextPart II: Creation and Recognition of Trusts3. Trusts Created Expressly4. Effective Disposition of Benefit: Constitution of Trusts5. Ineffective Disposition of Benefit: Resulting Trusts6. Formality, Perpetuity, and Illegality: Trust Creation and Public Policy I7. Charity: Trust Creation and Public Policy II8. Constructive Trusts and Informal Trusts of LandPart III: The Regulation of Trusts9. Flexibility of Benefit10. The Fiduciary Duty11. Fulfilling and Filling the Office of Trustee12. Trustee Investment13. Breach of Trust: The Personal Liability of TrusteesPart IV: Trusts and Third Parties14. Tracing and Recovering Trust Property15. The Equitable Personal Liability of Strangers to the TrustPart V: Equity16. Equitable Maxims, Doctrines, and Remedies

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"Watt focuses on the relevant areas of equity and trusts, providing readers with a broad, but nevertheless rigorous, knowledge and understanding of the subject area. The students that use Watt view the textbook as an accessible and important source of information for their studies. All in all,a very good book." --Dr Lloyd Brown, Cardiff University