Snell's Equity, 34th Edition by John McGhee


Snell's Equity, 34th Edition

Author John McGhee, QC
Publication Date Dec 2021
ISBN 9780414084070
Format Hardcover
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell

Snell’s Equity provides in-depth commentary and analysis of the law of equity and offers interpretation of how the different rules can be applied to property (trusts, assets, securities). It is the most comprehensive book on this subject and is frequently cited in court.

Snell's Equity, 34th Edition:

  • Examines the nature and maxims of equity.
  • Wide coverage from historical tradition to modern developments
  • Interprets the principles and their application in different modern situations
  • Considers all new legislative and case developments
  • Covers the three main substantive fields of equity jurisdiction: trusts, the administration of assets and securities, particularly mortgages.
  • Takes into account the growing application of trusts and fiduciary obligations in commercial contexts
  • Clear narrative with logical progression of principles and definitions to application in practice and remedies.

New to this edition:
  • Fiduciary chapter covers the Court of Appeal decisions in Sinclair v Versailles, FHR v Mankarious and also Ranson v Customer Systems, as well as Newey J’s judgment in Vivendi v Richards. The chapter also comments on the HCA judgment in Howard v Commissioner of Taxation, and the FCAFC decision in Grimaldi v Chameleon.
  • Chapters on security covers the Supreme Court decision in Szepietowski and the Court of Appeal decision in Khans v Chifuntwe.
  • The Supreme Court’s decision in FHR v Cedar Capital (on appeal from the Mankarious decision).
  • Citations have been updated to reflect the Charities Act 2011's consolidation.
  • The chapter on breach of trust is rewritten to include the effect of the Supreme Court decision in Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria which considers the effect of limitation on claims for dishonest assistance in breach of trust.
  • Coverage of Marley v Rawlings on rectification of wills
  • Implications of Coventry v Lawrence on the availability of injunctive relief for claims in nuisance.
  • Due to important recent developments, the Penalties and Forfeitures chapter has been expanded.
  • Promissory estoppel has been expanded upon.
  • The definition of undue influence has been broadened.
  • The Trusts (Income and Capital) Act 2013 and the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014 brought about statutory reforms.

KEY FEATURES of Snell's Equity, 34th Edition:

  • The nature and maxims of equity are examined.
  • From historical tradition to contemporary advancements, this book covers it all.
  • Interprets the ideas and how they are used in many modern scenarios.
  • Takes into account any new legislative or case developments.
  • Trusts, asset administration, and securities, particularly mortgages, are the three primary substantive domains of equity jurisdiction.
  • Considers the increasing use of trusts and fiduciary obligations in commercial settings.
  • A systematic progression of principles and definitions to implementation in practise and remedies is presented in a clear narrative.

TABLE OF CONTENTS of Snell's Equity, 34th Edition

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