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LS3030: THE LAW OF EQUITY AND TRUSTS OF ENGLAND AND WALES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course considers Equity and Trusts, which in its content,  teaching, and nature of its development makes clear key differences between Scots law and English law.  We will consider the history of Equity and its relationship with the common law;  the meaning,  creation and practical impact of trusts (express, implied, resulting and constructive) with both family disputes and commercial sagas having a key role; charitable and non-charitable purpose trusts; rights of beneficiaries;  appointment and responsibilities of trustees;  fiduciary relationships, and equitable remedies (in particular injunctions, and freezing and search and seize orders). Assessment is by an essay and an exam.   

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alisdair Macpherson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or ()
  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either LS1025 Legal System (Passed) or ()

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The nature of equity and trusts (express, resulting, charitable and non charitable purpose and constructive trusts); the fiduciary relationship and responsibilities of trustees and their appointment, removal and liabilities; and the rights of beneficiaries and equitable remedies.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1200 word essay (40%)

1500 word essay (60%)

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resit failed element in same format

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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