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MLL405 - Equity and Trusts

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

S 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

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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

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

Unit Fee Information

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