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Description - Quistclose Trust by William Swadling

The decision of the House of Lords in Twinsectra v Yardley (2002) has refocused attention on the Quistclose trust (Barclays Bank v Quistclose Ltd [1970] AC 567). Although accepted by insolvency lawyers as a convenient tool for corporate rescue, the precise basis of the trust has always been in doubt. The purpose of these essays is to explore the supposed foundations of the trust and subject them to a searching analysis. In particular, attention will focus on Lord Millett's controversial analysis in Twinsectra of the way the trust works and his assertion that it is consistent with traditional principles of trust law.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841134123
ISBN-10: 1841134120
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Swadling

William Swadling is Fellow and Tutor in Law of Brasenose College Oxford and a Lecturer in Law in the University of Oxford

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