Module code: LAW2079

Module Overview

The module concerns principles of Equity and Trusts. It introduces students to the content and sources of the law of trusts and the principles of equity, and their application and effect.



Module provider

School of Law

Module Leader

TUREK Krystof (Schl of Law)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 120

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 8

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content


  • An introduction to the development of Equity

  • The Trust

  • Charitable Trusts

  • Non Charitable Purpose Trusts

  • Equitable Remedies                             

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination 2 HOUR EXAM 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate, in accordance with the Learning Outcomes, their acquired knowledge, critical awareness of the key principles and policies studied in this Module, their ability to evaluate and also to apply their acquired knowledge and critical awareness to the resolution of hypothetical legal problems.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

1 written examination for Semester 1 which will require the students to answer two questions to include at least one essay and one problem.

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance during tutorials.  In addition they will undertake a written formative assessment, during Semester 1, on which they will receive individual written feedback and group verbal feedback. This written formative assessment will be designed to give the students practice in writing an answer to either an essay or problem question which is similar in style and content to what they can expect in their summative assessment.

The assessment method for each module has been selected to test a variety of key skills, competences and outcomes as required by QAA. As such, assessment method cannot be changed. Reasonable adjustment may be made on application subject to ALS approval AND only where such adjustment still allows for the required skills, key competences and outcomes to be assessed at an equivalent level.

Module aims

  • To consider and critically examine the law and policy which concerns  Equity and Trusts in the areas covered by the Equity and Trusts 1 syllabus (as indicated below)
  • To satisfy the Qualifying Law Degree requirements as to the law of Equity and Trusts

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Understand the development and present role of the law of equity KC
2 Understand the relationship between common law and equity and the origins of equity KCT
3 Consider critically the operation and function of the principal equitable rules and maxims. KCPT
4 Understand the nature of trusts, their types and administration KCPT
5 Understand the operation of charitable trusts KCP
6 Appreciate the relationship between equity and the law of wills KCP
7 Explain equitable remedies KCP
8 Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles of equity KCT
9 Demonstrate an ability to analyse and discuss in a reasoned and cogent manner the principles of the law of equity CT
10 Apply the principles of the law of equity so as to be able to propose and evaluate alternative solutions to practical fact based problems CPT
11 Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral form T
12 Be able to present legal information effectively, according to accepted practice and convention CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Introduce topics, with particular emphasis on key areas of the syllabus, in lectures

  • Facilitate a more detailed study of the syllabus by directed independent study of selected legislation, case law and other texts and directed preparation of focussed tutorial questions

  • Enhance student’s understanding and critical awareness by group discussion in tutorial

  • Facilitate student’s revision of key areas of law and exam preparation by the submission of written formative coursework (see below) and by using Question and Answer planning and practice techniques on SurreyLearn throughout the module and during revision lectures towards the end of Semester 1

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures (2 hrs x 11 weeks)

  • Tutorials (1 hr x 8 weeks)

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Law LLB (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.