Module code: LAW2080

Module Overview

The module builds on principles of Equity and Trusts studied by students in Semester 1 in Equity and Trusts 1. It looks at applied and specific content and principles of trusts law and equity and their 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

JACs code: M200

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 120

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 8

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Resulting Trusts including in a commercial context

  • Common Intention Constructive trusts

  • Remedial and institutional constructive trusts

  • Running a trust (trustee powers eg of advancement and rights of beneficiaries eg to vary the trust)  

  • Trustees and investment                                   

  • Fiduciary duties

  • Remedies including tracing

  • Secret trusts              

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 3.000 WORD COURSEWORK 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.

The summative assessment for this module consists of a single 3,000 word coursework.

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance during tutorials.  In addition they will undertake a written formative assessment consisting of a formative coursework of 1,500 words during Semester 2, 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.

Module aims

  • To consider and critically examine the rules of law (comprising both the common law principles and the legislative provisions) which provide the legal framework of  Equity and Trusts in the areas covered by the Equity and Trusts 2 syllabus (as indicated below)
  • To consider and critically examine the considerations of policy which underlie Equity and Trusts Law in the areas covered by the Equity and Trusts 2 syllabus
  • To consider the objectives of Equity and Trusts as they relate to the areas of Equity and Trusts Law covered by the Equity and Trusts 2  syllabus, with particular reference to its theoretical underpinning, as well as the philosophies and the various conceptions of justice apparent within this area of Law
  • To satisfy the Qualifying Law Degree requirements as to the law of Equity and Trusts

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Understand the principal features of the areas of law considered in this Module and of the way those principles have developed KC
2 Be able to identify legal issues arising in a range of hypothetical legal problems CPT
3 Analyse hypothetical  and novel legal problems by applying their acquired knowledge and critical understanding of the underlying concepts and principles to reach a legal resolution of the problems KCPT
4 Critically assess the relationship between policy and principle in the relevant areas of Equity and Trusts considered and be able to evaluate the law and policy they have studied KC
5 Be able to undertake independent study and research in order to enhance their knowledge and critical awareness so as to inform their evaluation of the law and policy they study in this Module KCPT
6 Be able to effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis PT

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 and topics, with particular emphasis on key areas of the syllabus, in lectures - using appropriate visual aids together with other with supporting materials (e.g. news clips)

  • 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 interactive revision lectures towards the end of Semester 2

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.

Reading list

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Law LLB (Hons) 2 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.