Equity & Trusts Law Directions (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780198869382

Gary Watt
560 ページ
189 x 246 mm
Directions series

A considered balance of depth, detail, context, and critique, Equity & Trusts Law Directions offers the most student-friendly guide to the subject; empowering students to evaluate the law, understand its practical application, and approach assessments with confidence. * Gain a complete understanding of the topic: we won't overload or leave your students short, 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: we'll introduce the key areas of debate and give your students the confidence to question the law * Direct and consolidate their 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, the authors provide direction on going further Digital formats and resources The seventh edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. * The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features * 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 * Web links to further primary sources and commentary to aid understanding * Flashcard glossary to help test knowledge of key terms * Self-test questions per chapter with instance 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 of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE). He is the author of another OUP book - Trusts & Equity.