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Equity and Trusts

By Scott Atkins

Routledge – 2013 – 502 pages

Series: Spotlights

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Description

Atkins' Equity and Trusts is an ideal choice for all undergraduate and GDL students looking for a comprehensive yet accessible core textbook. The author’s clear writing style and focus on modern case law demystify difficult concepts and help to bring this complicated and dry subject to life.

The author provides students with a clear understanding of the law through the use of vital pedagogic methods such as flow-charts, diagrams and highlighted text-boxes, whilst keeping the focus on recent case law. Equity and Trusts is shown to be a live, growing and developing subject, with an important historical underpinning that ensures students gain a sound grasp of key material and understand both its history and current application.

Features include:

• As you read aids deeper understanding by highlighting key points to bear in mind whilst working through each chapter

• Key learning points help students clarify complex issues and draw attention to important concepts

• Explaining the law assists in placing principles in a wider context by focussing attention on important individual cases

• Key Glossary terms help readers through by providing on the spot definitions of key terms

• Useful things to read signposts the way to further understanding and higher marks by providing an invaluable annotated guide to primary and secondary further reading

Scott Atkins (LLB, Dip LP, FHEA, Solicitor (non-practising)is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Derby and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Law, Jersey. Scott has enjoyed teaching both Contract Law and Equity & Trusts to students for a number of years and views learning law as a partnership between student and tutor.

Reviews

"It is a great advantage having the cases dealt with in such detail, yet the box at the beginning of each chapter indicates the key issues so the students know what they should be concentrating on, and the pedagogical features clarify the difficult points."

Judith Riches is a senior lecturer in law and teaches Equity and Trusts on the CPE and a range of undergraduate Law courses at the University of Brighton

"Undergraduate law students traditionally find equity and trusts one of the most difficult subjects which they have to study. The straightforward and down to earth approach of this book should help to make the subject more accessible and enjoyable. I will certainly recommend it to my students."

Robert Collinson is Module Leader for Equity and Trusts at Edge Hill University

Contents

Chapter One: Equity: Its Meaning, History & Maxims, Chapter Two: Classification Of Trusts & Powers, Chapter Three: Implied Trusts, Chapter Four: Trust Formation – Capacity & Formalities, Chapter Five: Trust Formation – The Three Certainties, Chapter Six: Trust Formation - The Beneficiary Principle, Chapter Seven: Constitution Of A Trust, Chapter Eight: Trustees’ Appointment & Removal, Chapter Nine: Fiduciary Duties, Non-Fiduciary Duties & Powers, Chapter Ten: Variation Of A Trust & Setting A Trust Aside, Chapter Eleven: Secret Trusts & Half-Secret Trust, Chapter Twelve: Remedies For Breach Of Trust Against Trustees, Chapter Thirteen: Tracing &Actions Against Strangers To The Trust, Chapter Fourteen: Trusts Of The Family Home, Chapter Fifteen: Charities,

Chapter Sixteen: Cy-Près, Chapter Seventeen: Equitable Remedies & Proprietary Estoppel

Author Bio

Scott Atkins (LLB, Dip LP, FHEA, Solicitor (non-practising)is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Derby and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Law, Jersey. Scott has enjoyed teaching both Contract Law and Equity & Trusts to students for a number of years and views learning law as a partnership between student and tutor.

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