OverviewThe seventh edition of Equity and Trusts: Commentary and Materials builds on the strengths of the previous editions, and maintains its focus on prefacing case and statutory extracts by statements of principle to guide the student, and following extracts by comments and questions that both test the reader's understanding and develop aspects of extracted material. Every effort has been made to make the work as accessible to the student as possible - in the main by ensuring that most extracts are not unduly lengthy - while at the same time focusing, chiefly via questions and commentary, on the learning outcomes essential to the study of equity and trusts.
This new edition includes extracts from important judgments delivered since late 2014, including Thorne v Kennedy on undue influence, Wilaci Pty Ltd v Torchlight Fund No 1 LP (in receivership) on penalties and Jones v Matrix Partners Pty Ltd on the insolvency of trustees. Other significant decisions, including Crown Melbourne Ltd v Cosmopolitan Hotel (Vic) Pty Ltd on estoppel, Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd and Cavendish Square Holdings BV v Makdessi on penalties, are the subject of briefer extracts and commentary in the notes.
This new edition, to this end, retains its progressive focus, and challenges readers to evaluate Australian law in its modern context.
The casebook works as an ideal companion to the seventh edition of Equity and Trusts in Australia, which adopts the same chapter order and structure. Being written by the same author, the text and casebook present a consistent style and approach, making them ideal for teaching on equity courses, trusts courses or combined equity and trusts courses.