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Equity and Trusts - LAWS810

This unit concentrates on the nature and function of equity with particular emphasis on the law of trusts. The historical development of the equitable jurisdiction and its past and present relationship with the common law informs the examination of equitable assignments and dispositions, the action for breach of confidence and fiduciary relationships. The broad scope of influence of trust law (express, implied and constructive) on both commercial and close personal relationships as well as the connection between trust and other legal topics such as contract and debt is also studied. Students will consider the modern policy impact of decisions about the granting of charitable status to some trusts and consider whether this area is in need of reform.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Professor Peter Radan

LAWS809 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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