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Published: 23 August 2012

842 Pages | b/w illus.


ISBN: 9780199694952

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Equity and the Law of Trusts

Twelfth Edition

Philip H. Pettit

  • An exceptionally in-depth and thorough account of equity and trusts law, providing everything the student or lecturer might need to get to grips with the issues
  • Written in a clear and engaging style, this text is appropriate for all second and third year undergraduates studying courses in equity and trusts on the LLB, and LLM students, and acts as a helpful reference tool for practitioners and professionals
  • This well-established and respected textbook, which offers a traditional approach to equity and trusts, has been trusted as an accurate and comprehensive resource by academics and students alike for nearly 50 years

New to this Edition:

  • Fully updated to take account of recent developments in the field
  • In addition to explaining the effect of the relevant provisions of recent legislation including the Charities Act 2011, the Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 and the Equality Act 2010, account has been taken, so far as appropriate, of the Law Commission Reports in relation to Exemption Clauses (largely implemented), Capital and Income in Trusts (draft Bill awaiting Parliamentary time), and Illegality (awaiting a Government response).
  • Important decisions have necessitated considerable rewriting in several areas, including the common intention constructive trust, particularly in respect of the family home; proprietary estoppel; public benefit in charity law; the so-called rule in Re Hastings-Bass; and injunctions, particularly in relation to privacy, including 'super-injunctions'. The many other topics where some rewriting has been called for include the principles of Milroy v Lord and Strong v Bird, the Quistclose trust, bribes paid to fiduciaries, and powers of maintenance and advancement.
  • Occasionally, for example in relation to the administration of charities, it has been thought appropriate to reduce some of the detail.

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