Lewin on Trusts
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Author: Lynton Tucker; Nicholas Le Poidevin, QC; James Brightwell
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Frequently cited in court, Lewin on Trusts covers the entire law of trusts from general principles to current practice, ensuring you have all the information you need on the effective creation of trusts and the resolution of disputes and other problems that arise.
LEWIN ON TRUSTS: 
  • Covers all aspects of trusts law, from creation of trusts and the role and duties of trustees, to beneficiaries and their interests and administration
  • Includes in-depth analysis of both general principles and the practical implications of trust law
  • Provides clear guidance on questions that arise in modern trusts practice
  • Analyses major decisions and applies them to the principles of the law and the practice and procedure they affect
  • Explores the impact of the latest case law
  • Explains breach of trust and available remedies
  • Deals with constructive trusts and asset tracing
  • Covers anti-money-laundering legislation in relation to trusts
  • Refers to Commonwealth decisions, suggesting solutions lacking in UK case law
  • Covers costs issues in trusts disputes

HIGHLIGHTS COVERED IN THIS NEW EDITION:

  • A fully updated treatment of shams and, following Pitt v Holt, mistake and the re-stated principle in Re Hastings-Bass
  • An exposition of all recent statutes affecting trusts, including the Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009, the Trusts (Capital and Income) Act 2013, the Presumption of Death Act 2013 and the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014
  • A modern text on bribes and other unauthorised profits, after FHR European Ventures LLP and the Bribery Act 2010
  • A consideration of the vexed topic of limitation of trust claims in the light of Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria
  • A comprehensive account of the rules governing jurisdiction and choice of law in trust disputes, including disputes arising out of constructive trusts
  • A detailed statement of the law of co-ownership by cohabitants, as found in Jones v Kernott and later decisions
  • The fullest treatment of trusts arising under mutual wills and the Married Women’s Property Act
  • A discussion of confiscation and the civil recovery of the proceeds of crime as they impinge on trustees
  • New material on knowing receipt by a company and on the attribution of knowledge to a company in cases of fraud
  • An extensively revised account of the court’s powers in trust cases and the relevant procedural rules, including the incidence of costs and the new powers of costs management and costs capping