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LAW7004 - Commercial equity

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: T.B.A.


Not offered in 2008


Equity as an Australian vehicle for the rise of principles and standards. The values of equity. The infiltration of equitable doctrines into commercial transactions. Mistake, misrepresentation and non-disclosure with particular reference to contract negotiations. Undue influence, with particular reference to spousal guarantees. Unconscientious dealing with particular reference to lending practices. Fiduciary relationships in commercial transactions. Equitable proprietary entitlements with particular reference to the constructive trust in commercial dealings.


To give students 1) an awareness of ani-formalist trends in the modern law; 2) a reinforced understanding of the mechanisms of equity in commercial litigation; 3) the ability to advise clients on and engage in legal argument in relation to relevant equitable intervention; and 4) the ability to critically analyse and discuss the policy justifications of equitable intervention in commerce.


Final examination (1.5 hours): 50% Research assignment (2500 words): 30% Class paper and class participation: 20%

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