MLL405 - Equity and Trusts


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*
Trimester 3: Online

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL321
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only


MLL325 and MLL327

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (2.5 hours per week) plus 1.5 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (2.5 hours per week) + 1.5 hour Online seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for NIKERI students only


This unit teaches some core principles of the equitable jurisdiction. Students will examine equitable doctrines that apply to transactions, and how these doctrines relate to common law principles. Students will be taught about different forms of trusts, the creation requirements for express trusts, and the various rights and duties of trustees and beneficiaries. Topics include: the history of equity; equitable principles in transactions; fiduciary relationships; and express, resulting and constructive trusts. 

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