Module code: LAW3124

Module provider

School of Law

Module Leader

TUREK K Mr (Schl of Law)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 6

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 8

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 3.000 WORD COURSEWORK 100

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

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 aims

Critically assess the 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)

Critically evaluate 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
Critically evaluate the principal features of the areas of law considered in this Module and of the way those principles have developed
Be able to identify and critically engage with legal issues arising in a range of hypothetical legal problems
Critically engage with complex legal problems by critically applying their acquired knowledge and understanding of the underlying concepts and principles to reach a legal resolution of the problems based on primary and secondary legal authorities
Critically evaluate 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
Be able to undertake advanced critical independent study and research in order to enhance their knowledge and critical awareness so as to inform their evaluation of the law and policy and make contributions and/or develop or defend particular points of view
Be able to effectively communicate information, arguments and critical analysis

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

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 (including trustees and other fiduciaries)
Remedies including tracing
Secret trusts              


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 6 weeks)

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: 3000 word coursework

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance during tutorials.  In addition they will undertake a written formative coursework of 1500 words, during Semester 2, on which they will receive individual written feedback and group verbal feedback.

Reading list

Reading list for EQUITY AND TRUSTS LAW 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/law3124

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Law with International Relations LLB (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Law (JD Pathway) 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 2017/8 academic year.