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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating and subtle area of law....
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A FASCINATING AND SUBTLE AREA OF LAW AND A MODERN IT APPROACH TO STUDY FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Professor Alastair Hudson and his publishers, Routledge, have embarked on a most courageous adventure when explaining how the law of...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Yawn!
I purchased this book during my Final Year at University as instructed by the Module Leaders.

In terms of value, the book consists of around 1400 pages which is why you are paying a ton for it. The book is very well written and structured accordingly. However, 90% of the content is irrelevant and useless for Undergraduates studying Equity and Trusts; think of...
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating and subtle area of law...., 14 July 2012
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Phillip Taylor (Richmond Upon Thames, England) - See all my reviews
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A FASCINATING AND SUBTLE AREA OF LAW AND A MODERN IT APPROACH TO STUDY FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Professor Alastair Hudson and his publishers, Routledge, have embarked on a most courageous adventure when explaining how the law of equity and trusts operate in England and Wales with this seventh edition which breaks new teaching ground for lawyers.

We've been particularly impressed by the link now established between the written word in this excellent edition and its companion website which offers a different approach to studying equity for the 21st century.

In addition, there are a series of over 50 short podcasts available for those who want them, and an introduction from Hudson to describe the complexity of the subject matter which many students find difficult to grasp at first. For many, this facility will give a new impetus for those who find this area of law very difficult to understand.

So, "Equity and Trusts" gives a refreshing new way to study which will be of great benefit to distance learners who cannot attend lectures. Hudson presents his points brilliantly with the lectures, the brief video introduction and the specific documentaries which accompany the text in a way we have not seen before with this subject and are to be commended.

What we have here is a new direction for both teaching and studying in a most difficult area of law with the merging of the textual matter and visual presentation which brings to life the concepts of trusts and how equitable principles work.

In over 1,300 pages, Alastair Hudson has written an epic account of this fascinating and subtle area of law (his words) for the academic community. Do read the Preface in detail before you start reading the book. The significance of Hogarth's picture on the front cover - "Marriage a la Mode- Tete a Tete" is explained and without giving too much away it shows the possible after-effects of a trust on the lives of a young couple so do read on!

Hudson also explains how he has structured the book so we feel the reader will get a better understanding of what this book is about. One point always worth considering is the case law authority citations.

To facilitate a greater understanding of the more difficult equitable concepts, the website is updated for newer cases which offer the human face to what, for many, is a bit of a stuffy and technical substantive law area.

Hudson's aims are two folds and he achieves them: to explain the law of trusts in an accessible way and to address all the major academic debates that currently surround the complex principles.

The beauty of the text is the easy-to-understand examples used from real life and what Hudson describes as his `cognitive reinforcement' teaching technique which we believe will be of great benefit to many.

Hudson's conclusion is that there is `something remarkably humane', in the development of equity. Yes, and this comes through with a great new approach to the subject which is a standard bearer of social justice for 21st century.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Yawn!, 17 Jan 2014
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I purchased this book during my Final Year at University as instructed by the Module Leaders.

In terms of value, the book consists of around 1400 pages which is why you are paying a ton for it. The book is very well written and structured accordingly. However, 90% of the content is irrelevant and useless for Undergraduates studying Equity and Trusts; think of it as the bible of Trust Law.

The book is a waste of time for anyone who is not an Equity and Trusts scholar and should NOT be used by University Students. I am not saying the book is badly written, but it is far too advance for one module. For example; 20 pages on Certainty of Intention, a topic which is very briefly touched upon and applied to the facts in practice, is too much.

The book is also too large to read. The pages will close unless you hold it down and it weighs more than it costs. The text is small and you need to be fully focused to understand what is being said. Lastly, it is very difficult to locate what you are looking for because so much is written.

What I am trying to say is this is good book for someone doing a PhD in Equity and Trusts, or someone who is legally qualified and needs it for clarity. This book is not catered towards Undergraduates. You will learn far too much for degree level and although that may seem a good thing - It is not. Do not make the same mistake I did and spend 20 minutes in an exam talking about one tiny issue because you read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best in-depth book for Equity and Trusts, 20 May 2014
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In combination with lighter books--this won't be much use for those who simply want essay and question plans for exams, but it will tell you what lies behind the law--Hudson's E&T is the best volume on the market. If you happen to teach E&T as I do occasionally, it is invaluable. Check out Hudson's own website and podcasts too.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book, 2 Nov 2012
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It's a very good textbook. Cover a lot of different areas of Trusts with details. You can find everything you need inside.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, 13 Aug 2014
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A very good textbook.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive, 7 Oct 2013
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This textbook has absolutely everything you'd need to know about trusts and more. Perhaps sometimes too much as getting through some of the chapters can be difficult as it is very dense. Used in conjunction with more simplified textbooks it is perfect, on its own, read with a bit of patience and skip some of the detail if necessary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars what a book!, 27 Dec 2013
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great book!
please buy this book if you are studying equity and trusts!
for your own sake!
great book! love it!
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