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Equity & the Law of Trusts

30 Credits

Equity & and the Law of Trusts encompasses many areas of law and in practice can provide solutions to otherwise insuperable problems. Equitable devices and trusts are extremely versatile and a grasp of the applicable principles is essential to an effective understanding of the law and other areas of law. Trusts will be developed as Equity’s main creation to ameliorate the rigours of the common law approach to property title.

The course will explore the role of equitable rights and remedies as a ‘gloss’ upon the common law. The ethical values, philosophical principles, historical development, contemporary significance and practical implications relating to this relationship will be considered.