MLL405 - Equity and Trusts


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL321
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: (For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

Samantha Hepburn

Prerequisite: MLL325 and MLL327
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:


- Burwood (Melbourne) - 1 x 3 hour and 1 x 2 hour classes per week

- Waterfront (Geelong) - 2 x 2 hour and 1 x 1 hour classes per week

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit aims to teach students the principles of the equitable jurisdiction. They will examine equitable principles and remedies in transactions and also their relationship with existing common law principles. They will be expected to understand different forms of trusts, the creation requirements for all trusts and the various rights and duties of both trustees and beneficiaries. Topics include: the history of equity; equitable principles in transactions; fiduciary principles; and express, resulting and constructive trust analysis.


Assessment 1 (Individual) – Written assessment (2000 words) – 30%
Examination (2 hours) - 70%

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