Snell’s Equity
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General Editor: John McGhee, QC
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Assisting you each step of the way, Snell’s Equity provides in-depth commentary and analysis of the law of equity and offers interpretation of how the different rules can be applied to property.

SNELL’S EQUITY:

  • Deals with equitable principles and remedies and their application in trusts, probate and mortgages showing how equity can be used to help solve clients’ problems
  • Examines the nature of equity and the maxims of equity, clearly setting out the general principles
  • Arranged by topics in which equity is used, offering expert interpretation of equity rules and how they can be applied in the different situations
  • Discusses dealings with equity including assignments of choses in action, and priorities showing how equity works in practice
  • Analyses the five ancient equitable doctrines of conversion, reconversion, election, performance and satisfaction setting out the different ways in which equity can provide a remedy
  • Assesses the situation in which equity has intervened to safeguard those who, by their status or circumstance are in need of protection illustrating how equity can be used in different client situations
  • Considers a wide range of equitable remedies offering a choice of solutions to apply to your clients’ problems

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS NEW EDITION:

  •  Fiduciary chapter covers the Court of Appeal decisions in Sinclair v Versailles, FHR v Mankarious and alsoRanson v Customer Systems, as well as Newey J’s judgment in Vivendi v Richards. The chapter also comments on the HCA judgment in Howard v Commissioner of Taxation, and the FCAFC decision in Grimaldi v Chameleon
  • Chapters on security covers the Supreme Court decision in Szepietowski and the Court of Appeal decision inKhans v Chifuntwe
  • The Supreme Court’s decision in FHR v Cedar Capital (on appeal from the Mankarious decision)
  • Updating of citations to reflect the consolidation in the Charities Act 2011
  • The chapter on breach of trust is rewritten to include the effect of the Supreme Court decision in Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria, which considers the effect of limitation on claims for dishonest assistance in breach of trust
  • Coverage of Marley v Rawlings on rectification of wills
  • Implications of Coventry v Lawrence on the availability of injunctive relief for claims in nuisance
  • Expansion of the Penalties and Forfeitures chapter due to significant recent developments
  • Statutory changes brought about by the Trusts (Income and Capital) Act 2013 and the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014