Equity & Trusts: Text, Cases, & Materials (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198821830

Paul S. Davies; Graham Virgo
1152 ページ
189 x 246 mm
Texts, Cases, and Materials

Equity & Trusts: Text, Cases, and Materials provides a comprehensive guide to trusts and equity in a single volume. Drawing on a judiciously balanced selection of case extracts, journal articles, and academic writing, Davies and Virgo present their authoritative commentary on the law with clarity and rigour. The text guides students through the key legal principles of each case, utilizing supporting learning features to highlight important aspects and help develop students' independent research skills. Central Issues boxes introduce each chapter to identify the key themes examined and scenario-based questions frame the law in a practical context, encouraging students to think creatively around the subject and assess their own understanding. This text offers a holistic approach to the study of equity and trusts. Using their unrivalled teaching experience, the authors bring together an expertly selected collection of cases and legal scholarship to present a text that is firmly student-focused, enabling students to fully grasp the key concepts and achieve the best possible results. Online Resources Supporting answer guidance to the end of chapter questions is offered online.


Part I Introduction to Equity and Trusts
1: Introduction to equity
2: Introduction to trusts
Part II Express Private Trusts
3: The requirements of an express trust
4: Creation of express trusts
Part III Purpose Trusts
5: Charitable purpose trusts
6: Non-charitable purpose trusts
Part IV Non-express Trusts
7: Constructive trusts
8: Resulting trusts
9: Informal arrangements relating to land
Part V Beneficiaries
10: Beneficiaries
Part VI Trustees
11: General principles relating to trustees
12: The administration of trusts
13: Dispositive powers and duties
14: Fiduciary obligations
Part VII Variation
15: Variation of trusts
Part VIII Breach
16: Liability for breach
17: Personal claims and remedies
18: Proprietary claims and remedies
19: Third party liability
Part IX Orders
20: Equitable orders


Paul S. Davies is Professor of Commercial Law at UCL, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Paul was previously an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Catherine's College, Oxford. In 2015 Paul won a Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship awarded by the Society of Legal Scholars for his book Accessory Liability (Hart Studies in Private Law: Hart Publishing, 2015). Paul is also a Barrister of Lincoln's Inn and an Associate Member of Maitland Chambers.; 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 equity and trusts, including The Principles of Equity & Trusts (Oxford University Press) and The Principles of the Law of Restitution (Oxford University Press). In 2013 he was shortlisted for the OUP Law Teacher of the Year.