Oosterhoff on Trusts, 9th Student Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9108-5
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 1380 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-04-26
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $195.00

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Oosterhoff on Trusts, 9th Student Edition provides a clear understanding for the basic law of trusts, and insight into the complexities of trust law

The ninth student edition of Oosterhoff on Trusts was prepared to incorporate the vast changes in the law of trusts since the previous edition. It is meant to provide students with a clear structure for understanding the basic law of trusts, while providing insight into the complexities of trust law. The textual material is designed to give students a framework for understanding and analyzing the cases and materials that will enable them to be self-directed in learning.

New in this edition

  • Thorough revision of all text and commentary
  • updated with new case and statute law, including the new New Brunswick Trustees Act that is based on the Uniform Trustee Act of 2012
  • New material on:
    • Aboriginal settlement trusts, sham trusts, gratuitous transfer to trustee of pre-existing trust, resettlement of trust, administrative and cy-près schemes, public appeals (fundraising), rebutting presumptions in context of illegal purposes, personal liability of trustees, exculpatory clauses, and tracing into the payment of a debt.
About the Author

Albert H. Oosterhoff, B.A., J.D. (Western), LL.M. (Toronto), is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Law, Western University, where he has held the positions of Associate Dean (Academic), Associate Dean (Administration), and Acting Dean. From 2005 to 2013, he was also an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. 

Professor Oosterhoff has written numerous texts and articles, cited regularly by all levels of the Canadian courts and widely used in Canadian law schools, including: Oosterhoff on Wills and Succession: Text, Commentary and Materials, 7th Edition (Carswell); and as a co-author, Oosterhoff on Wills: 8th Edition (Carswell); Oosterhoff on Trusts: Text, Commentary and Materials, 8th Edition (Carswell); and Anger and Honsberger Law of Real Property, Second Edition (Canada Law Book).  He has also been the Editor-in-Chief of the Estates and Trusts Journal, and an Associate Editor of the Dominion Law Reports, of Canadian Criminal Cases, and of Ontario Reports. In addition, he has authored reports and studies for the Ontario Law Reform Commission and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, and regularly presents papers in Continuing Legal Education programs.

As counsel to Whaley Estate Litigation, Professor Oosterhoff advises lawyers and law firms on issues in estates, wills, trusts and aspects of property law.

Robert Chambers is a professor in the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University. He practised as a barrister and solicitor in Alberta before obtaining his DPhil from the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Peter Birks. He has been a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne and a professor at the University of Alberta, King’s College London, and University College London.

Rob’s main research and teaching interests are property, trusts, and unjust enrichment. He is the author of Resulting Trusts (1997) and An Introduction to Property Law in Australia (4th ed., Law Book Co, 2019), a co-author of Oosterhoff on Trusts (Thomson Reuters, 2019), and a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Equity (Sydney, Australia) and Trust Law International (London, UK).

Mitchell McInnes is a Professor of Law at the University of Alberta. He previously taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Melbourne, and Deakin University; clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada; and served as a Legal Research Officer with the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Professor McInnes' research focuses on wills, trusts, unjust enrichment, tort, and remedies. He is the author of The Canadian Law of Unjust Enrichment and Restitution; and a co-author of Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts (Carswell); of Cases and Materials on the Law of Restitution; of Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business; of Oosterhoff on Trusts (Carswell); of Oosterhoff on Wills (Carswell); of Restitution: Developments in Unjust Enrichment (Lawbook Co.); and of Understanding Unjust Enrichment.

He has published over one hundred papers in leading journals and his work has been relied upon by all level of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the United Kingdom Supreme Court, the High Court of Australia, and the New Zealand Supreme Court. He has received numerous teaching awards and he has been recognized by Macleans magazine as one of Canada's leading university teachers.

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