Equity and Trusts - 3rd Edition

Equity and Trusts - 3rd Edition

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Equity & Trusts is directed specifically at LLB and GDL students, providing them with all they need to understand the complexities of the English law of equity and trusts in principle and in practice, while also providing them with insights into some of the debates that surround this area of the law.

Written by two authors from Northumbria Law School with extensive experience of teaching this core subject, and with leading practitioner input to reinforce the practical application of equity and trusts, this text sets out to help students appreciate the context behind the subject and become confident in their ability to solve problems.

Equity & Trusts draws on the primary sources of case law and legislation and guides the reader through the early developments of equity to its contemporary relevance. By focusing on the equitable institution of the trust, the book sets out, in clear and accessible language, the formation and function of different trusts, the roles, rights and responsibilities of those involved and the remedies that may be available when things go wrong.

This new edition includes:

  • reconfigured and enhanced sections on unincorporated associations, constructive trusts of the family home and fiduciaries, to enable a clearer understanding of these challenging topics
  • a full review and update to reflect case law including: Patel v Barlows (2020) on Quistclose trusts; Jeffreys v Scruton (2020) on certainty in the creation of express trusts; Wills v Sowray (2020) on proprietary estoppel; Kelly v Kelly (2020) on the presumption of advancement; Amin v Amin (2020) on constructive trusts of the family home; Goyal v Florence Care Ltd (2020) on fiduciary duties; Caldicott v Richards (2020) on fully informed consent; Ball v Ball (2020) on trustees’ duties; and Whatley v Lougher (2020) on the doctrine of laches.

About the Author

Katharine davies

Katharine Davies is a senior lecturer in law at Northumbria University, having previously practiced as a solicitor in England and the Isle of Man specialising in corporate/ commercial law. She has taught equity and trusts to LLB and GDL students for the last five years as well as company law, insolvency and taxation to undergraduate students for the last twelve years. Katharine is an early years academic researcher.

Sue Farran
Sue Farran is a Professor of Law at Newcastle University, having previously worked at a number of other universities in the UK and abroad. She has taught equity and trusts, as well as land law, for many years to LLB and GDL students. Sue has an extensive research and publication record focusing on a range of legal topics. 

Publication Details

• May 2022
• Paperback
• 184 pages
• £33.99
• ISBN 9781838166441