The Principles of Equity & Trusts (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198854159

Graham Virgo
752 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jun 2020
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The Principles of Equity & Trusts offers a refreshing, student-focused approach to a dynamic area of law. In the fourth edition of his best-selling textbook, Professor Graham Virgo brings his expertise as a teacher to deliver an engaging, contextual account of the essential principles of trusts and their equitable remedies.

Virgo states the law in plain terms before building on an area of debate and encouraging students to fully engage with the inherent issues within the subject. Concise and authoritative analysis enables students to grasp the principles of trusts, develop the confidence to engage fully with the subject area, and excel in their studies.

Virgo approaches the topics with unparalleled clarity and provides the academic rigour for which this text has come to be relied upon. Combining expert knowledge and comprehensive coverage, The Principles of Equity & Trusts is the ideal companion to a course in trusts.

Online resources The textbook is accompanied by extensive online resources aimed at supporting and enhancing student's knowledge of the topics learned within the book. This includes self-test and scenario-style questions, videos from the author, web links to key cases, articles and statutory materials, and flowcharts and diagrams exploring legal concepts. There will also be updates to changes in the law that explore key developments in the subject area.


Part I: Equity
1 An introduction to equity
2 The characteristics of equity
3 An introduction to the trust
Part II: The Express Trust
4 The requirements of an express trust
5 Formalities
Part III: Trusts for Purposes
6 Charitable trusts
7 Non-charitable purpose trusts
Part IV: Implied Trusts
8 Resulting trusts
9 Constructive trusts
10 Informal arrangements relating to property
Part V: Beneficiaries
11 Beneficiaries
Part VI: Trustees and Their Representatives
12 Trustees
13 The administration of trusts
14 Dispositive powers and duties
15 Fiduciary duties
Part VII: Variation of Trusts
16 The variation of trusts
Part VIII: Breach of Trust and Fiduciary Duty
17 Liability for breach of trust and fiduciary duty
18 Personal liability for breach of trust and fiduciary duty
19 Proprietary claims and remedies
20 Personal liability of third parties
Part IX: Equitable Orders
21 Equitable orders

About the author: 

Graham Virgo (QC (Hon)) is Professor of English Private Law and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at the University of Cambridge; a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge and a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. He is the author of several books on private law, as well as criminal law, including The Principles of the Law of Restitution (Oxford University Press) and, with Paul Davies, Equity & Trusts: Text, Cases, and Materials (Oxford University Press).

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