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MLL405 - Equity and Trusts

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:MLL321
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

S Hepburn


S Hepburn (B), C Bozzi (S, X), V Nath (X-CBD)

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

 Burwood - 1 x 3 hour and 1 x 2 hour lectures per week

Contact hours: Geelong - 2 x 2 hour and 1 x 1 hour lectures per week

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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.


Written Assignment 4000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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