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(p. 142) 8. Constructive Trusts 

(p. 142) 8. Constructive Trusts
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(p. 142) 8. Constructive Trusts
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Philip H Pettit

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10.1093/he/9780199694952.003.0008
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date: 22 February 2020

This chapter analyses the concept of the so-called constructive trusts. It describes the condition under which a property may be considered to be under a constructive trust and discusses the principle of a constructive which does not allow a trustee to make a profit out of his trust. The chapter considers the situations in which a person not an appointed trustee can be held liable as a constructive trustee of trust property that comes into his or her hands. It also examines the ruling in the case Keech v Sandford and discusses the issues of executor de Son Tort and vendor under a contract for the sale of a land.

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