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Unconscionability in modern trust law

Unconscionability in modern trust law

Pawlowski, Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-5473-5809 (2018) Unconscionability in modern trust law. Trusts & Trustees, 24 (9). pp. 842-848. ISSN 1363-1780 (Print), 1752-2110 (Online) (doi:

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This article seeks to examine the extent to which a unified concept of unconscionability can be used to rationalise related doctrines of equity, in particular, in the areas of: (i) imperfect transfers of property; (ii) proprietary estoppel; (iii) joint venture arrangements; (iv) secret trusts; (v) mutual wills; and (vi) knowing receipt liability. The conclusion is that such a process of conceptualization may provide a principled doctrinal basis for equity’s intervention that has already begun to find favour in the English courts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: equity, unified concept, imperfect transfers, proprietary estoppel, joint venture agreements, secret trusts, mutual wills, knowing receipt, universal doctrine
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
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