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Complete Equity and TrustsText, Cases, and Materials

Complete Equity and Trusts: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn)

Richard Clements and Ademola Abass
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date: 14 July 2024

p. 11. The birth of equity and trustslocked

p. 11. The birth of equity and trustslocked

  • Richard ClementsRichard ClementsLeader of International Partnerships (Law) at the, University of the West of England, Bristol
  •  and Ademola AbassAdemola AbassHead of the African Centre for Peace and Security Training, Institute for Security Studies, Addis Ababa


Titles in the Complete series combine extracts from a wide range of primary materials with clear explanatory text to provide readers with a complete introductory resource. This chapter discusses the origin of equity and trusts as distinctive aspects of the English legal system and the subsequent merger of equity with the common. It covers the meaning and origin of equity; what became of the chancery jurisdiction after the Earl of Oxford but before the Judicature Act; the reform of the Court of Equity; the Supreme Court of Judicature Acts 1873–5; the modern relevance of equity; the types and nature of trusts; and the recognition of trusts.

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