1  Name of Course Equity & Trusts I
2 Course Code LAC3123
3 Instructor
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme To equip the students with the knowledge on Equity & Trusts
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 5 (Year 3)
6 Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O


 12  4  16  28  19  15  3


7 Credit Value 3 (125 / 40 = 3.125)
8 Pre-requisite (if any) None/Nil
9 Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

  1. identify the application of Equity in English Common Law (LO3-P1);
  2. describe equitable principles in Malaysian’s perspective (LO5-A1); and
  3.  identify the importance of rules of equity (LO6-P1).
10 Transferable skills Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through a process of lectures and tutorials.
11 Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
12 Synopsis This course will first examine the concept and evolution of equity in Roman law, Islamic law and Common law. The course then deals with the reception of equity in Malaysia, its principles and its application to land matters including Jual Janji and goes on to study the equitable remedies of specific performance, rectification, rescission, cancellation and various kinds of injunctions, confining the study to general principles governing interlocutory injunctions, mainly with reference to the Specific Relief Act, 1950.
13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion or presentation.
14 Assessment Methods and Types
No Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 40%
2. Final examination 60%
  Total: 100%
15 Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
16  Content Outline and the SLT per Topic

Week Topic
1-2 Introduction to Equity
3-5 Maxims and Principles of Equity
6-7 Equitable Remedies: Specific Performance
8-9 Equitable Remedies: Injunction
10-12 Equitable Remedies: Rectification, Rescission
13-14 Equitable Remedies: Cancellation, Declaration
17 Main references
  1. Wan Azlan Ahmad & Paul Linus Andrews. (2006). Equity & Trust in Malaysia. Malaysia: Sweet and Maxwell Asia.
  2. Syed Khalid Rashid & Mohsin Hingun. (1995). Cases and Materials on Equity and Trusts in Malaysia (Volume 1). np. Malaysia: Petaling Jaya


  • Specific Relief Act 1950

Related cases

18 Additional references
  1. Parker and Mellow. (1994). The Modern Law of Trusts. Sixth Edn. London: Sweet & Maxwell.
  2. Hanbury dan Maudsley. (1993). Modern Equity. 13 th . Edn. London: Sweet & Maxwell.
  3. Pettit. (1993). Equity and the Law of Trusts. 5th. Edn. London: Butterworths.
  4.  Maudsley and Burns. (1990). Trust and Trustees: Cases and Materials. Fourth . Edn. London: Butterworths.
  5. Shell. (1982). Principles of Equity. 28 th . Edn. London: Sweet & Maxwell.



Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs)



















  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
1.identify the application of Equity in English Common Law.


    3             Classroom lecture and discussion

Classroom problem solving

Written assignment

Written test

2.describe equitable principles in Malaysian’s perspective.


        3         Group Presentation Instructor evaluation of  oral presentation
3. identify the importance of rules of equity (LO6-P1).             3     Case review Instructor evaluation of case review