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Law (HE): Equity and Trusts

Equity and Trusts

TextbooksTextbooks explain the fundamentals of the law. Equity & Trusts Law books are found in the Law Area on the Ground Floor of Hockney Building. The class number is 346.059.  Recommended textbooks include Hanbury & Martin, Modern Equity, Pearce and Stevens, The Law of Trusts and books by Haley, Virgo and Watt. Introductory textbooks include Unlocking Trusts, Understanding Equity and Trusts, and Complete Equity and Trusts.
Case BooksCase books explain the law through a selection of the key cases of the subject, illustrating legal principles and how decisions are made.  The key casebook for contract law are Todd & Watt's Cases & Materials on Equity and Trusts and Maudsley & Burn's Equity & Trusts: Text, Cases, and Materials.
Further Reading / Advanced Books. These books provide information at a more advanced level and will be useful as you become familiar with the subject.  Titles include Hudson, Equity & Trusts and Moffat, Trusts Law. 
Reference BooksReference books cannot be taken out of the Library.  These include Practitioner texts which provide detailed, authoritative statements of the law for use by professionals. The Law Library collection includes Snell’s Equity.  Halsbury’s Laws of England is a major encyclopedia covering the law of England and Wales, and is a useful place to start researching a topic.
Case reports. It is very important that you consult the full text of key cases, and don’t just rely on summaries in textbooks.  Law Reports publish the key cases in all aspects of law including Equity and Trusts. The library holds the following law reports in bound volumes, arranged by year: Weekly Law Reports and All England Law Reports and also the historical set of reports The English Reports.  For the main set of law reports called The Law Reports, and for specialist reports, you will need to consult one of the online databases.  
Journals and Newspapers. Journals provide commentary on cases, and advanced discussion of legal issues.  They are published weekly, monthly or quarterly, and the majority are now available online. The generalist law and commercial journals often contain relevant articles, for example The Modern Law Review, The Cambridge Law Journal, The Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, The Law Quarterly Review and The Journal of Business Law and specialist commercial journals including, e.g. The Company Lawyer.
Electronic DatabasesThese provide access to the full text of journal articles, law reports and legislation.  You will be expected to start using these early on, so there are guides and tutorials available on the Law Resources Moodle page.  You should try to become familiar in particular with LexisLibrary and Westlaw UK.

Useful Databases