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2014 LAW307 Trusts

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: Compulsory unit in old Law degrees where students commenced studies before 2013.

From 2014, students in courses 63A, 63C, 63D, 63E, 63F, 63G, 63H, and all L3-coded degrees, who have not passed LAW307 and LAW450 must substitute both LAW353 and LAW454.

Not Offered


The unit covers the law pertaining to trusts, and deals with the following topics: (1) the nature of a trust, and how it compares to other legal relationships; (2) the essentials for the creation of an express trust; (3) the incidents of trusteeship: the appointment and removal of trustees, as well as trustees` duties, powers and rights; (4) remedies for breach of trust, both personal and proprietary; (5) the application of the law of trusts in particular commercial contexts, specifically in trading and investment, and the use of the trust as a vehicle for insolvency protection; (6) the law pertaining to charitable trusts; (7) non-express trusts, namely resulting trusts and constructive trusts.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: To be advised


2-hr lecture weekly (13 wks), one tutorial per fortnight

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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Prereq LAW221
Prereq LAW222
Prereq LAW226
M.Excl LAW401
Prereq LAW223
Prereq LAW224
Prereq LAW204
Prereq LAW205
Prereq LAW225

STAFF: Prof. G. Dal Pont

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