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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Equity
Module Code LG324
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Oscar Lyons
Semester 2: Niall Moran
Autumn: Niall Moran
Module TeachersNiall Moran
Oscar Lyons
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module provides students with a strong grounding in one half of Equity's contribution to the legal system, namely, equitable remedies. The other great contribution, the trust, in covered in LG351 Trusts Law.

Learning Outcomes

1. describe and outline the distinction between the common law and equity
2. Appreciate the contribution of equity to the development of remedies different to the common law
3. understand the rules and principles applicable to different equitable remedies
4. Apply the law to factual situations and construct an effective argument

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Delivery and explanation of key rules and principles of the law of trusts
Independent Study41reading of lecture notes, textbooks, case law and scholarly literature; consideration of problem questions
Independent Study60Exam Revision
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Introduction to the Development of Equitable Remedies

Equitable Maxims and the Role of Conscience in Equity

Specific Performance


Recission and Rectification

Undue Influence



Miscellaneous Equitable Remedies

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Delany: 0, Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland, 4th, Roundhall,
  • Martin: 2005, Modern Equity, 17th, Sweet and Maxwell, London,
  • Pearce and Stevens: 2006, The Law of Trusts and Equitable Obligations, 4th, Oxford University Press, Oxford,
  • Petit: 2006, Equity and the Law of Trusts, 10th, Oxford University Press,
  • Hudson: 2007, Equity and Trusts, 5th, Cavendish,
  • Cooke: 2000, The Modern Law of Estoppel, Clarendon,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
BCLBachelor of Civil Law (Law & Society)
BCLNBCL (Clinical)
BCLYABCL (International)
Date of Last Revision20-SEP-11

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