The sixth edition of Equity and Trusts in Australia remains the leading text for students of Equity and Trusts. It continues to provide a comprehensive, but at the same time, accessible coverage of the law of equity and trusts in Australia. It places that law in the context of developments, both judicial and legislative, in other common law countries. At the same time, it adopts a critical analysis in areas of uncertainty, and makes very frequent reference to the views of commentators from Australia and elsewhere.
The sixth edition continues to develop some aspects of the work. In particular, the material relating to the law of equitable estoppel, charitable trusts, superannuation trusts, penalty clauses and constructive trusts have all been reviewed and updated.
The detail and breadth of coverage of the work make it considerably authoritative, as evidenced by its multiple citations in superior courts in Australia and elsewhere. It therefore constitutes an essential resource for the practitioner. Its accessible style, coupled with an accompanying casebook that adopts the same chapter order and structure, also makes the work ideal for students. Together they mark the work as unique in Australian equity and trusts.