Law School Module Details

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Code LAW211
Coordinator Dr SF Singh
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 5 FHEQ Whole Session 30


To stimulate the academic interest of students in a complex and evolving area of law;
To deliver the substantive elements of the subject area in accordance with the requirements laid down in the Joint Announcement of the SRA and Bar Council, governing the content of qualifying LL.B degree programmes;
To enhance general legal and transferable skills in the context of the subject area;
To allow students to carry out independent tasks and research to a high level of aptitude.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate, orally and in writing, knowledge and understanding of thebasic concepts of Equity and the operation of the trust.

(LO2) Demonstrate a basic understanding of the legal context of trusts and equity  in the operation of the legal system.

(LO3) Demonstrate an awareness of the practical implications for individuals of the operation of the law of Equity & Trusts in England and Wales, e.g., with reference to the ownership of the matrimonial home.

(LO4) Demonstrate understanding of the law as it affects trustees - obligations,powers, etc.

(LO5) Appreciate the social and economic (especially fiscal) context of trusts and the underlying policy issues.

(LO6) Demonstrate an appreciation of the value of equitable remedies in society.

(LO7) Demonstrate an understanding of the subject area as a whole, as well as in discrete topics.

(LO8) Use and interpret complex legal statutory material, case law and academic writing.

(S1) Application and Problem Solving

(S2) Effective legal writing

(S3) Critical analysis

(S4) Effective group working - including research, organise and deliver a presentation on a substantive legal topic

(S5) Work and learn independently, with limited guidance

(S6) General and Transferable Skills, particularly, utilising electronic legal resources in researching topics and preparing for small group sessions.



Concept of Property, Foundation of Equity, the Trust & Remedies;
Essentials of express trusts;
Implied Trusts in Context: Family Homes;
Charitable Purpose trusts;
Trustees’ Powers and Duties;
Administration of Trusts;
Strangers liability;
Breach of Trust, Tracing.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

• Seminars - 8 x 2 hours sessions across the terms ( 4 per semester)
• Lectures 2 x 1 hr for 11 weeks each semester (44 hours total)

Seminars indicatively as follows (may be subject to change):

Semester one

1. First seminar: skills session.

2. Second seminar: history & remedies.

3. Third seminar: certainties

4. Fourth Seminar: constitution

5. Fifth seminar: family homes 1

6. Sixth seminar: family homes 2

Semester two

1. First seminar: non-charitable purpose trusts and unincorporated associations.

2. Second seminar: charities 1

3. Third seminar: charities 2

4. Fourth seminar: breach & fiduciary duties

5. Fifth seminar: strangers & tracing

6. Sixth seminar: Revision session

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 44


Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 240


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
85% coursework (5 days submission)    85       
15% - 3 MCQs - 5% per MCQ -Staggered through course. Testing: history & remedies; family homes & charities. There is no resit opportunity for the MCQs, instead the coursework will be weighted at     15       

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Other Staff Teaching on this Module

Miss JB Randall Law
Miss M Clough Library
Dr E Ireland Law

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