Equity and Trusts
Module code: LW3375
Module co-ordinator: Dawn Watkins
When a person wishes to benefit others, whether they are individuals, charities or simply 'causes', he or she may use the machinery of a 'trust'. In this module we look at the making and breaking of trusts, and at the position and duties of trustees.
On completion of this module, students will be equipped to:
- Identify and explain the distinctive nature of the equitable jurisdiction and its continuing impact upon English law, both generally and with reference to discrete areas of law
- Detail the requirements for creating a valid trust, and analyse and evaluate the obligations and duties that arise from this; particularly those of the trustee
- Analyse and identify the various situations in which trusts occur informally and comment critically on the law that governs these areas
- Enhance problem solving skills, written skills, and oral skills of presentation and negotiation through applying the law to case studies
- 28 one-hour lectures
- Six one-hour tutorials
- Exam, two hours (100%)
Students must be registered on the LLB Law with Politics or LLB Law with a Modern Language.