D. W. M. Waters


The attainment, the volume and the range of the publications he left behind are truly -remarkable, but for many Canadian lawyers, as surely for lawyers throughout the common law world beyond American shores, the name of William F. Fratcher is associated with Scott on Trusts,' a work that everywhere has long been recognised as a classic. Today that subject is a matter of debate, and this article, in order to mark the distinguished work of Scott's first editor, sets out to examine, in the context of the common law jurisdictions of the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), the present day situation of the trust treatise.

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