Equity & Trusts Law Directions (5th Revised edition)

Gary Watt
Directions series

The Directions series has been written with students in mind. The ideal guide as they approach the subject for the first time, this book will help them: * Gain a complete understanding of the topic: just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly * Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear * Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: they'll be introduced to the key areas of debate and given the confidence to question the law * Deepen and test knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help students tackle assessments with confidence Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place you can aspire to take learning to the next level, with direction provided on how to go further Online Resources Centre An extensive Online Resource Centre provides a wide range of extra resources to further support studies, including: Student resources: * Three video lectures presented by Gary Watt introduce key areas of debate within the subject * General guidance on answering essay questions and problem scenarios * Sample essay questions and problem scenarios, along with answer guidance * Updates to the law post-publication * Web links to further primary sources and commentary to aid your understanding * Flashcard glossary to help test your knowlegde of key terms Lecturer resources: * Test bank, comprising 200 multiple choice questions with answers and feedback


1 Introduction to equity and trusts
2 Understanding trusts
3 Capacity and formality requirements
4 Certainty requirements
5 The constitution of trusts
6 Public policy limitations on the formation of trusts
7 Purpose trusts
8 Charitable trusts
9 Variation of trusts
10 Trustee appointments
11 The nature of trusteeship
12 Trustees' duties
13 Maintenance and advancement
14 Investment
15 Breach of trust: defences and relief
16 Resulting and constructive trusts
17 Informal trusts of land
18 Tracing
19 The equitable liability of strangers to the trust
20 Equity: doctrines and remedies


Gary Watt is a Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. He was made Law Teacher of the Year in 2009 and in 2010 he was named a National Teaching Fellow and fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is the author of other OUP books including Trusts & Equity and Cases & Materials on Equity & Trusts.