Todd & Wilson's Textbook on Trusts & Equity (12th edition)

ISBN : 9780198726258

Sarah Wilson
536 Pages
180 x 244 mm
Pub date
Apr 2015
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Now in its twelfth edition, Todd & Wilson's Textbook on Trusts & Equity continues to strike the balance between introductory and more challenging texts. Carefully written with the student in mind, the text provides an accessible, yet intellectually stimulating, introduction to the subject. Sarah Wilson excels at writing in a clear and enthusiastic way, enlightening the more complex issues of trusts law without undue simplifications. The book is structured to reflect the content of a typical LLB course, and offers in-depth coverage of trusts law. Students are encouraged to critically engage with the material through real-life examples, key scholarship and current contextual and theoretical perspectives, including related commercial settings. Todd & Wilson's Textbook on Trusts & Equity engages with wider considerations, drawn from trusts scholarship and beyond, to provide an analysis of the subject which is not only rounded, but also designed to be stimulating and revelatory. Rigorously revised every two years, this book can be relied upon as one of the most up-to-date trusts texts available.


1. Law and equity and an introduction to the trust
2. The nature of the trust: its operation and applications in society and the economy
3. The three certainties and the significance of the 'beneficiary principle'
4. Formality and the creation of valid trusts
5. The constitution requirement for a valid trust
6. Introduction to resulting and constructive trusts
7. Resulting trusts, gifts to non-charitable unincorporated associations, and pension funds
8. Beneficial interests in the family home: a case study
9. Secret and half-secret trusts (and constructive and resulting trusts)
10. Introduction to charity and charity law
11. The legal definition of 'charity'
12. Cy-pres
13. Introduction to trusteeship and an overview of the 'office of trustee'
14. Powers, discretions, and duties of trustees
15. Variation of trusts
16. Breach of trust
17. Remedies associated with missing trust property: actions in equity and the basis for liability
18. Trusts arising in commercial dealings

About the author: 

Sarah Wilson is a Lecturer in Law at the University of York. She has previously held posts at the University of Wales, Swansea, the University of Leeds, and the University of Manchester.

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