LW6177E - Equity & Trusts

Offering Academic Unit
School of Law
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to

    • examine the nature, role and significance of equity in common law legal system;
    • develop a sound knowledge of law, policy and practice in relation to the law of equity, including the law trusts;
    • develop the following set of skills in relation to the law of equity, including trusts:
      o  research skills 
      o  analytical and problem-solving skills
      o  effective written and oral communication skills
    • develop an awareness of the social and commercial contexts in which trust law operates;

    • introduce students to some of the basic practical skills required to advise on application of trusts law; and
    • review the distinctions between trusts, gifts and the law of obligations (contract and tort).

    Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

    Continuous Assessment: 50%
    Examination: 50%
    Examination Duration: 2 or 3 hours
    Detailed Course Information


    Useful Links

    School of Law