Equity and Trusts
Routledge-Cavendish – 2010 – 1,218 pages
Alastair Hudson’s Equity and Trusts is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses on the law of trusts and equitable remedies. It provides a clear, current and comprehensive account of the subject through which the author’s enthusiasm and expertise shine through, helping to bring to life an area of the law which students often find challenging.
Beginning with the core principles, Professor Hudson reinforces the key points by means of clear examples throughout each chapter, helping students to build and develop their own knowledge of equity and trusts. A set of lively, discursive essays reflecting on the law then begin to outline the broader political, social and economic context of the subject and encourage the reader to begin to engage with their own critical analysis.
The seventh edition is supported by a Companion Website which includes:
Review of a previous edition:
‘One of the book’s great strengths is its clear exposition of some very difficult areas of the law, moving seamlessly from points that puzzle students to points that puzzle practitioners. Other strengths are the breadth of its approach, the fact that it is extremely up to date, the freshness and vividness of its approach and its willingness to place equity in a wider context. The student will enjoy a clear, lively and challenging account of the subject matter. The practitioner will find the book well worth consulting for its clear exposition of the basic principles and of their application in difficult areas.’ – New Law Journal
Principles of Equity. Express Trusts. Administration of Trusts. Trusts Implied by Law. Equity, Trusts and the Home. Breach of Trust and Equitable Claims. Commercial Uses of Trusts. Welfare Uses of Trusts. Equitable Remedies. Equity, Trusts and Social Theory
Alastair Hudson is Professor of Equity and Law at Queen Mary, University of London, and of Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister. He is a National Teaching Fellow, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and was UK Law Teacher of the Year in 2008 during the writing of this edition.