Barrister Alastair Hudson’s Equity and Trusts 8th edition (PDF) is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses on the law of trusts and equitable remedies. It provides a very clear, comprehensive and current account of the subject through which the author’s expertise andn enthusiasm shine through, helping to bring to life an area of the law which college students often find difficult.
Beginning with the core principles, Alastair Hudson reinforces the key points by means of clear examples throughout every chapter, helping law students to build and develop their own knowledge of equity and trusts. A set of lively, discursive essays reflecting on the law then begin to outline the much broader political, economic and social context of the subject and encourage the reader to begin to engage with their own critical analysis.
The Equity and Trusts 8e has been updated and edited to include discussion of the key developments in the subject since publication of the 7th edition in 2012, including the latest case law and potential for regulation relating to cohabitation and shared ownership as well as cases arising in the light of the enforcement of the Charities Act 2006.
“In an erudite and clear-eyed scrutiny of equity and trusts, author Barristor Alistair Hudson, one of the acknowledged experts in this field, has obviously committed himself to shining a new light of understanding into a subject that many tend to consider murky, dense and complicated. The result, as the author explains, is a comprehensive analysis of both equity and the law of trusts suitable for post-graduate and undergraduates courses. It is also widely used by legal practitioners and has been cited in the courts of several jurisdictions.” – Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
‘One of the etextbook’s great strengths is its clear exposition of some very difficult areas of the law, moving seamlessly from points that puzzle university students to points that puzzle practitioners. Other strengths are the breadth of its approach, the fact that it is extremely up to date, the freshness and vividness of its approach and its willingness to place equity in a wider context. The student will enjoy a lively, clear and challenging account of the subject matter. The practitioner will find the ebook well worth consulting for its clear exposition of the basic principles and of their application in difficult areas.’ – New Law Journal.