Equity & Trusts Books
Equity and Trusts (sometimes called Property B) is a notoriously hard module.It’s challenging, but very rewarding when you finally fully understood a complex point of law. The right textbooks were crucial for the understanding, and developing of your legal knowledge.
But you need to be some kind of genius to fully understand everything from lectures and seminars alone.
Here are some of the best books to help you with your studies.
Law Express: Equity and Trusts
This book, or one similar is nearly essential for Trusts because of its complex nature. It explains, in a simple and easy to understand way the key legal principles of the module.
This is done by explaining all of the cases, legal definitions and legislation. Although this book alone won’t be enough to get a good grade, it’s great at building the foundations of knowledge.
It also tells you how exactly to answer exam questions by demonstration common mistakes students make. Fully up to date.
Equity & Trusts Concentrate
This book was released in 2011 but has received excellent reviews. It is similar to the Law Express book above – it teaches you the basics.
The book focuses on getting good grades in exams so goes into detail about exam technique preperation and ways to get more marks.
Good for both the LLB and GDL courses. The book is rigorously reviewed by law lecturers from a range of universities.
Q & A Revision Guide: Equity and Trusts 2012 and 2013
Where the other books focus on understanding, and provide a little bit of information on exam questions, this book is the other way around. It provides 50 model answers to a range of equity and trusts questions.
It also goes into detain about structure, planning and technique. The book aims to teach you exactly what the examiner is looking for during marking.
Perfect if you’re a little unsure of what to expect in exams or need extra practice writing answers.
Equity and Trusts
This is one of the most recent textbooks available. Because it’s a text book it offers an in depth analysis of the subject rather than just explaining it (like the books above).
“It provides a clear, current and comprehensive account of the subject through which the author’s enthusiasm and expertise shine through, helping to bring to life an area of the law which students often find challenging.”
There is also a online companion guide which comes with the book.
Equity & Trusts: Text, Cases, and Materials
Released in 2011 this book explains the law in a simple easy to understand way yet still has the depth to provide all the information needed for great exam answers.
Goes through the birth of equity, maxims of equity, types of trust, duties of trustee, maintenance advancement & protective trusts, appointment of trustees, trusts & powers, formalities & incomplete trusts, proprietary estoppel, disposal of property and much more.
At the end of each chapter there are self test and assessment questions.
Equity and the Law of Trusts
This is a very respected textbook and has been helping students learn about equity and trusts for over 50 years. It’s clear yet comprehensive with great critical analysis.
Released in 2012.
Philip H.Pettit is a Barrister of the Middle Temple and Emeritus Professor of Equity of the Universities of Bristol and Buckingham.
Remember that equity and trusts are very closely related to land law. If you’re thinking of getting some early reading in for your next academic year then you should have a basic understanding of land law first.