20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces the student to the general concepts of the law of property both at common law and in equity. The module examines the nature of property rights, their creation and transfer, and their protection against third parties. The module emphasises the role of equity in creating new proprietary rights and remedies. Particular consideration is given to the creation of express trusts (predominantly private), to resulting and constructive trusts, to the administration of trusts, and to the personal liability of trustees. The relationship between property law principles and the law of restitution is drawn out.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to law students

Staff Contact: Sarah Blandy
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, problem/revision sessions
Assessment: Formal Exam

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