Equity and Trusts Law Directions is an authoritative yet lively text with an emphasis on explaining clearly the key topics covered on equity and trusts courses. Rich learning features demonstrate how the law of equity and trusts is applied in the real world, and why it is such a stimulating and exciting field.
Did you hear that equity and trusts law is boring and old-fashioned? Equity and Trusts Law Directions is a lively and engaging text that challenges such preconceptions. The text is written in an informal, engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on equity and trusts courses with clarity. Gary Watt draws on varied sources to demonstrate how equity and trusts law applies to the world around us including news items and extracts from artistic, including literary, works. The substantive content of the text is designed to emphasize the relationship between equity, trusts, property, contract, and restitution to enable you to map out connections between related legal ideas. There is also a focus on modern cases in the commercial sphere to reflect the constantly changing and socially-significant role of trusts and equity. A number of learning features are used throughout the text encouraging you to engage with the subject-matter, test your knowledge and check your understanding of the law. These features include self-assessment questions and exercises, chapter summaries, diagrams, and guides to further reading. Online Resources Centre An Online Resource Centre accompanies this book, providing additional support for both students and lecturers. Student resources: * Video clips giving an introduction to equity and trusts along with three mini-lectures presented by Gary Watt * General guidance on answering essay questions and problem scenarios * Pointers to answering self-assessment questions and exercises in the text * Key legal developments since publication * Web links to further primary sources and commentary to aid your understanding * Flashcard glossary to help test your knowlegde of key terms Lecturer resources: * Test bank, comprising 200 multiple choice questions with answers and feedback
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Review from previous edition Comprehensive without being too big, and stimulating without being condescending. An excellent book for students. Peter Lampier, Senior Lecturer, London Metropolitan University An outstanding book. As an introduction to a non-intuitive subject...it has no equal. Greg Osborne, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
About Gary Watt
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. Gary is the author of other OUP books including the advanced undergraduate textbook, Trusts and Equity, and Todd and Watt's Cases and Materials on Equity and Trusts. Both offer further insights to accompany this text.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to equity and trusts ; 2. Understanding trusts ; 3. Capacity and formality requirements ; 4. Certainty requirements ; 5. The constitution of trusts ; 6. Public policy limitations on the formation of trusts ; 7. Purpose trusts ; 8. Charitable trusts ; 9. Variation of trusts ; 10. Trustee appointments ; 11. The nature of trusteeship ; 12. Trustees' duties ; 13. Maintenance and advancement ; 14. Investment ; 15. Breach of trust: defences and relief ; 16. Resulting and constructive trusts ; 17. Informal trusts of land ; 18. Tracing ; 19. The equitable liability of strangers to the trust ; 20. Equity: doctrines and remedies
Equity and Trusts Law Directions by Gary Watt
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