Routledge; 8th edition
For undergraduate courses on the law of trusts and equitable remedies, Barrister Alastair Hudson’s Equity and Trusts, 8th edition (PDF), is an excellent choice for the required textbook. It offers a highly clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date treatment of the subject, which allows the author’s skill and excitement to shine through. This helps bring to life an area of the law that college students frequently find to be challenging.
Beginning with the fundamental ideas, Alastair Hudson helps law students establish and expand their own knowledge of equity and trusts by reinforcing the main themes throughout each chapter using clear examples. This is done by beginning with the fundamental principles. Following this, a collection of colorful and argumentative pieces that reflect on the law then begin to explain the much broader political, economic, and social background of the issue, and they inspire the reader to begin to engage with their own critical analysis.
The Equity and Trusts 8th edition has been revised and updated to include a discussion of the key developments in the subject since the publication of the 7th edition in 2012. These developments include the most recent case law and the potential for regulation relating to cohabitation and shared ownership, as well as cases that have arisen as a result of the enforcement of the Charities Act 2006 in the United Kingdom.
“In an erudite and clear-eyed scrutiny of equity and trusts, author Barristor Alistair Hudson, who is one of the acknowledged experts in this field, has obviously committed himself to shining a new light of understanding into a subject that many people have a tendency to consider murky; dense; and complicated. As the author argues, the end product is a complete analysis of both equity and the law of trusts that is appropriate for courses at both the post-graduate and undergraduate levels. Additionally, it is frequently utilized by legal practitioners and has been referenced in the courts of a number of different jurisdictions. Elizabeth Taylor and Phillip Taylor, MBE, of Richmond Green Chambers
“One of the greatest merits of the electronic textbook is its lucid treatment of some very complex areas of the law; moving effortlessly from problems that riddle university students to ones that puzzle practitioners.” The fact that it is incredibly up to date, the fact that it is both fresh and vivid in its approach, and the fact that it is willing to position equity in a broader perspective are some of its other virtues. The student will benefit from hearing an account of the topic that is engaging, informative, and challenging. The practitioner will discover that it is worthwhile to examine the ebook because of its clear description of the fundamental ideas and of their application in challenging regions. — The New Law Journal