An appreciation of equitable principles and remedies is fundamental to understanding the legal system and the law of property, taxation and obligations. This unit of study explains the origins of the equitable jurisdiction and examines its role today. A substantial part of the unit is dedicated to study of the law of trusts, including remedial constructive trusts. Other topics include fiduciary obligations, breach of confidence, the doctrines of estoppel, and a study of the equitable remedies of the injunction, an account of profits and equitable compensation.
2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks (daytime stream), 1x3hr seminar/wk for 13 weeks (evening stream)
Optional interim exam (20%) and 2 1/2 hr final closed book exam (80% or 100%)
LAWS2004 or LAWS5015