This new edition has been considerably revised to take account of recent major statutory and case law developments. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 introduced a significant improvement in the rights of third parties to enforce contracts. The Trustee Delegation Act 1999 and the Trustee Act 2000 have had a profound effect in updating the law concerning trustees' duties and powers.
Important new cases covered include: Foskett v Mckeown (tracing); Pragon Finance Ltd v Thakerar (constructive trusts); Air Jamaica v Charlton (resulting trusts); Choithram International v Pagarani (constitution of trusts); Twinsectra Ltd v Yardley (accessory liability); Wight v Olswang (exclusion clauses); Southwood v AG (charities); Schmidt v Rosewood Trust (disclosure of trust documents); Pennington v Waine (gifts of shares); Le Foe v Le Foe (indirect contributions to family assets); Gwembe Valley Development Co Ltd v Koshy (limitation periods); Duggan v Governor of Full Sutton Prison (intention to create a trust); OT Computers Ltd v First National Tricity Finance Ltd (certainty of objects), and many more.
Each chapter includes an exposition of the fundamental principles of trusts law in a readable and intelligible form, supplemented by extracts from judgments of leading cases. References to other relevant cases, statutes, articles and official reports are also incorporated where appropriate.