The Law of Trusts provides a concise, yet academically rigorous, textbook that skillfully engages with both controversial and complex issues within the subject in a British context. James Penner offers perceptive analysis and original and thought-provoking commentary to give students an excellent grounding.
Traces the development of resulting and constructive trusts to reflect a uniquely Canadian approach. This casebook situates the law of trusts in context for its readers, and discusses specialized topics such as unjust enrichment, taxation, and succession planning.
The book examines the law of trusts in every jurisdiction of Canada, including the nature of trusts under common law and civil law, and some international jurisdictions such as the United States, where Canadian trust law is increasingly relevant in estate planning. It covers the creation and administration of express trusts; trust termination; conflict of laws, including the Hague Convention on the Recognition of Trusts; the variety of uses to which the trust is applied; and the law concerning remedial trusts (for example, resulting and constructive trusts), especially in matrimonial law.