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The Economic Structure of Trusts: Towards a Property-based Approach

M. W. Lau

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602407
eISBN:
9780191725203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602407.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Trusts

This book provides an economic account of why trusts exist and how trust law should be shaped. The trust is a key legal institution in the common law world but it has been neglected by the law and ... More


Introduction

M. W. Lau

in The Economic Structure of Trusts: Towards a Property-based Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602407
eISBN:
9780191725203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602407.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Trusts

The Introduction traces the history and origins of trusts. It observes that although trust practices have evolved significantly with society and the economy, trust law has lagged behind. It argues ... More


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