"Gardner is to be congratulated for having produced this stimulating introduction which... will be a very valuable addition to any serious library in the topic, as well as providing an introduction which trusts teachers would do well to recommend enthusiastically to their students.
- C.E.F. Rickett, The Cambridge Law Journal, Vol 50 No.2 (Jul 1991), pp369-371
"Gardner's book... is written in a clear, attractive style. Gardner... deal[s] with difficult topics with clarity and depth. He gives a clear treatment of the cases, along with an effective critique, and he discusses the issues in the light of the political models. In short, he does succeed in carrying out the Series' aim of providing 'a general perspective of legal ideas and problems which will make their detailed study more rewarding'... [It is] well written, careful and insightful."
- T.G. Youdan, Writing on the Law of Trusts, in The Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol 12 (Summer 1992), pp275-283