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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. 533. Trusts and powers and the three certaintieslocked

p. 533. Trusts and powers and the three certaintieslocked

  • 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 on trusts and powers discusses the following: the different types of trust and powers; power (mere or bare or personal); fiduciary power; trust power (trust in default of appointment); discretionary trust (sometimes called a trust power or power in the form of a trust); the certainty of intention, certainty of subject matter, and certainty of objects; administrative unworkability; certainty of objects in conditional gifts; and the effects of absence of the three certainties.

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