The Law of Equity & Trusts

Course Content:

  • History andĀ outline of equitable jurisdiction
  • Nature and classification of trusts
  • Constitution of trusts – covenants to settle
  • The three certainties
  • Private purpose trusts and unincorporated associations
  • Formalities for validity
  • Perpetuities
  • Beneficial interests of cohabitees
  • Secret and half-secret trusts
  • Equitable fraud doctrine
  • An introduction to charity
  • Legal definition of charity
  • Cy-pres
  • The office of trustee
  • Power, discretions and duties of trustees
  • Breach of trust
  • Variation of trusts
  • Remedies
  • Trusts, conscience and restitution

Cases and Materials
Beswick v Beswick [1968]
re Ralli’s WT [1964]
re Golay’s WT [1965]
re Hay’s ST [1982]
re Gestetner’s Settlement [1953]
re Astor’s ST [1952]
Leahy v AG for New South Wales [1959]
Vandervell v IRC [1967]
Lloyd’s Bank Plc v Carrick [1996]
The Rule Against Perpetuities (Law Commission Consultation Paper) [1993]
re Denley’s Trust Deed [1969]
Law Commission No 251 [1998]
Midland Bank v Cooke [1995]
Lloyds Bank plc v Rosset [1991]
Blackwell v Blackwell [1929]
re Keen [1937]
re Bateman’s WT [1970]
Hodgson v Marks [1971]
Binions v Evans [1972]
Bannister v Bannister [1948]
re Harwood [1936]
Law Commission’s Paper on Trustees Powers & Duties [1997]
Public Trustee Rules [1912]
re Erskine’s ST [1971]
Target Holdings Ltd v Redfern’s [1995]
re Luckings WT [1968]
re Pauling’s ST [1964]
re Suffert’s Settlement [1961]
Knocker v Youle [1986]
Goulding v James [1997]
re Cohen’s ST [1965]
American Cyanamid Co v Ethicon Ltd [1975]
Worth v Tyler [1974]
re Diplock [1948]
Hazell v Hammersmith & Fulham BC [1990]
Chase Manhattan Bank v Israel Brit Bank [1981]

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