Complete Equity & Trusts: Text, Cases, and Materials (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198726241

Richard Clements; Ademola Abass
656 Pages
192 x 243 mm
Pub date
Aug 2015
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Providing an essential resource for a first course in equity and trusts, Complete Equity and Trusts provides an accessible blend of cases, materials, and clear explanatory text. Suitable for new law students, Clements and Abass clearly outline the core topics in the subject in an approachable and unimposing way with reference to a broad range of related materials. Designed to offer a comprehensive and stand-alone resource, the range of supporting features ensures that students feel confident in tackling the complex and diverse issues related to this field of law. Key terms and cases are highlighted throughout, while learning objectives, self-test questions, and concluding summaries for each chapter help to reinforce students' understanding and fully prepare them for assessment.


1. The birth of equity and trusts
2. Maxims of equity
3. The different types of trust
4. Trusts and powers and the three certainties
5. The formality requirements and incompletely constituted trusts
6. Proprietary estoppel
7. The disposal of property on death
8. Resulting trusts
9. Unincorporated associations and the beneficiary principle
10. Charitable trusts
11. The duties of trustees: with special reference to investment
12. Maintenance and advancement and potective trusts
13. The appointment of trustees
14. Variation of trust
15. Breach of trust
16. Constructive trusts
17. Tracing
18. Trusts of the family home
19. Equitable remedies

About the author: 

Richard Clements, Leader in International Partnerships for Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England; Ademola Abass, Head of the African Centre for Peace and Security Training, Institute for Security Studies, Addis Ababa

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