Constructive Trusts Arising from 'Subject To' Undertakings: The Boundaries of Liability Revisited


This paper considers critically the current state of the law on constructive trusts arising in the context of 'subject-to' purchaser undertakings in the land conveyancing context. It analyses and discusses the role of such trusts and the current rules surrounding the imposition of such 'subject to' constructive trusts on purchasers of land to the benefit of certain third parties. Significantly, the paper proposes fresh guidelines as to how, in future, the law here should be further refined and developed at senior appellate court level. It is argued these fresh guidelines would both introduce doctrinal clarity and better secure the interests of justice in relation to the operation of these 'subject-to' constructive trusts.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Law School
Additional Information: This is an author's accepted manuscript version of a paper published in Trust Law International, 'James Brown and Mark Pawlowski (2023) "Constructive Trusts Arising from 'Subject To' Undertakings: The Boundaries of Liability Revisited" Trust Law International, 37(4), pp. 43-52.'
Publication ISSN: 0962-2624
Last Modified: 24 May 2024 07:17
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2023 13:39
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2023-06-13
Accepted Date: 2023-01-25
Submitted Date: 2023-01-03
Authors: Brown, James (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4014-6824)
Pawlowski, Mark



Version: Accepted Version

License: Creative Commons Attribution

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