Principles of Equity and Trusts-Samantha Hepburn

Updated Law of Australia-2020


Table of Cases Table of Statutes

Part I – The Nature of Equity

The Nature of Equity

The Origin of the Equity Jurisdiction

The Relationship between Common Law and Equity

Part II – Equitable Principles

Equitable Proprietary

Interests Characterisation of Equitable Proprietary Interests

Equitable Priority Rules

Equitable Assignments

Fiduciary Obligations

The Protection of Confidential Information

Fraud in Equity

Mistake in Equity


Undue Influence

Unconscientious Dealings




Part III – Equitable Relief

The Nature of Equitable Remedies

Specific Performance


Mareva Orders and Anton Piller Orders


Pecuniary Relief in Equity Tracing




Equitable Defences

Part IV – Trusts

What is a Trust?

A Comparison between Trusts and Other Legal Relationships

Creating a Trust: The Certainty Rules

Creating a Trust: Formalities,

Consequences of a Failure to Comply with Them

Complete Constitution of Express Trusts

Trusts and Testamentary Dispositions: Secret Trusts and Mutual Wills

Illegal Trusts

Trustee’s Duties

Trustee’s Powers


Beneficiary Rights

Variation of Trust

Trusts for Charitable Purposes

Resulting Trusts

Constructive Trusts


  Specially mentioned 

  • Pipikos v Trayans (2018) 265 CLR 522 (part performance and estoppel).
  • Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Ltd v Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd (2018) 265 CLR 1 (breach of fiduciary duty; account of profits).
  • Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd v Commonwealth (2019) 368 ALR 390 (trustees right of indemnity).
  • Smethurst v Commissioner of Police [2020] HCA 14 (mandatory injunction, adequacy of damages).
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Kobelt (2019) 368 ALR 1 (unconscionable dealing)

ISBN: 9781760022495
ISBN-10: 1760022497
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 880
Published: 12th October 2020
Edition Number: 6

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