Courses & Units

Trusts LAW307

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Note: Compulsory unit in old Law degrees where students commenced studies before 2013.

From 2014, students in courses 63A, 63C, 63D, 63E, 63F, 63G, 63H, and all L3-coded degrees, who have not passed LAW307 and LAW450 must substitute both LAW353 and LAW454.


The unit covers the law pertaining to trusts, and deals with the following topics: (1) the nature of a trust, and how it compares to other legal relationships; (2) the essentials for the creation of an express trust; (3) the incidents of trusteeship: the appointment and removal of trustees, as well as trustees` duties, powers and rights; (4) remedies for breach of trust, both personal and proprietary; (5) the application of the law of trusts in particular commercial contexts, specifically in trading and investment, and the use of the trust as a vehicle for insolvency protection; (6) the law pertaining to charitable trusts; (7) non-express trusts, namely resulting trusts and constructive trusts.


Unit name Trusts
Unit code LAW307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
Teaching staff Prof. G. Dal Pont
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2014: $1,260.00 2014: $1,450.00 090901

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Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture weekly (13 wks), one tutorial per fortnight

AssessmentTo be advised
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RequiredInformation about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.