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Published: 02 June 2016

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780198747598

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The Law of Trusts

Tenth Edition

JE Penner

Core Texts Series

  • High quality analysis with clear and efficient explanation of complex concepts gives students an excellent grounding in the law of trusts
  • Introduces the controversies surrounding the topic in a thought-provoking way, engaging the reader and giving a good all-round picture of the key issues relating to the subject
  • Numerous text features, including chapter summaries, must-read cases, self-assessment questions, further reading lists and a bibliography all ensure this book equips students with the tools they need to consolidate their study
  • The lively writing style engages readers and encourages critical and analytical thinking around the subject
  • Concise and focused, this book condenses a complex subject, concentrates on core principles, and helps students understand the topic, without compromising its academic integrity

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of recent developments in the law of constructive and resulting trusts, in particular the decision of O'Kelly v Davies [2014] concerning the illegality defence in the context of establishing informal trusts
  • Updated discussion of secret trusts and the law of formalities, with reference to the decision in Rawstron v Freud [2014]
  • Coverage of recent scholarship and cases on breach of trust, in particular the UK Supreme Court's decision in AIB Group [UK] v Mark Redler & Co [2014] on liability for trust property; Brazil v Durant [2015] on backwards tracing; and the Court of Appeal's decision in Novoship UK v Nikitin [2014], which discusses the liability of third parties and breach of duty
  • Revisions in light of the UK Supreme Court's decision in FHR European Ventures LLP v Mankarious [2014] on proprietary liability for unauthorized gains acquired by a fiduciary
  • Developments in the law of charities, including Shergill v Khaira [2014] on the court's jurisdiction to determine matters of religious doctrine

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