Unit description

The unit provides the opportunity to research and analyse the development of equity and examine the principal doctrines and remedies of equity and the interrelationship between equity and other substantive law subjects.

Unit content

Topic 1 The history and nature of equity

Topic 2 Unconscionable transactions

Topic 3 Fiduciary duties

Topic 4 Duty of confidence

Topic 5 Equitable estates and interests

Topic 6 Law of assignments

Topic 7 Equitable Defences

Topic 8 Equitable compensation, Account of Profits & damages

Topic 9 Specific Performance & Tracing.

Topic 10 Injunctions & Declarations

Topic 11 Receivership, Rectification & Rescission.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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