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Parker and Mellows: The Modern Law of Trusts

Parker and Mellows: The Modern Law of Trusts
9th Edition
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Trusts Law
ISBN:  9780421945906
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Author:A J Oakley
Publication Date:  08 Sep 2008
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Parker and Mellows: The Modern Law of Trusts is a well-established and popular textbook on this complex area of law.

The work:

  • Sets out the underlying principles which govern this area of law
  • Uses a practical framework to explore the administration of trusts
  • Incorporates all key legislation and case law
  • Covers the many changes that have taken place since publication of the previous edition, including the many changes in the areas of charities, taxation of trusts, and pensions
  • Gives a greater understanding of how trusts operate, making it an essential aid for both students and practitioners


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  • The classification of trusts
  • The essential ingredients of a trust
  • The formal requirements for the creation of a trust
  • The constitution of a trust
  • Discretions and powers
  • Legality of a trust
  • Protective trusts
  • Implied or resulting trusts
  • Constructive trusts
  • Charitable trusts
  • Pension trusts
  • The appointment, retirement and removal of trustees
  • The administration of trusts
  • The taxation of a trust apportionments
  • Income from the trust fund
  • Applications of trust capital
  • The position of a beneficiary under a trust
  • Trustees' remuneration and benefits
  • Variation of trusts
  • Breach of trust
  • Trusts in the conflict of laws
  • Exporting trusts


"... this book helps a lot for someone who has a basic knowledge of the subject. I strongly recommend it for deeper reading. It beats reading 5 or 6 easier texts." Customer review, Amazon.co.uk
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