1  Name of Course Equity & Trusts II
2 Course Code LAC3153
3 Instructor
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme To introduce the concept, theory, practice and usage of the law of equity and trusts in the Malaysian legal system.
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 6 (Year 3)






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


16 12 14 28 16 5.5 3 122.5
7 Credit Value 3 (122.5 / 40 = 3.0625)
8 Pre-requisite (if any) None
9 Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

  1. illustrate different  types of trust (LO1-C3);
  2. respond effectively in oral and writing on issues relating to trusts (LO4-P3); and
  3. trace the concept and application of trust in Malaysian legal system. (LO9-P3).
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 is a continuation of Law of Equity and Trusts Part I. While Part I is dealing with Equity, Part II emphasizes on Trusts. It will discuss the types of trusts ranging from Express Private Trusts, Constructive Trusts, Resulting Trusts and Charitable Trusts. Besides, it will deal with the Trusteeship such as appointment, retirement and removal of trustees. Duties and powers of trustees will be examined at the end of the course.
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 Trusts
3-4 Express Private Trusts
5 Constructive Trusts
6-7 Resulting Trusts
8-10 Charitable & Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts
11-12 Secret Trusts
12-14 Trusteeship & Duties of Trustees
17 Main references
  1. Mohsin Hingun (ed). (2011). Malaysian Law of Trusts. Kuala   Lumpur: IIUM Press.
  2. Wan Azlan Ahmad & Paul Linus Andrews. (2006). Equity & Trust in Malaysia. Malaysia: Sweet and Maxwell Asia.
  3. Mary George. (1999). Malaysian Trust Law. Kuala Lumpur: Pelanduk Publications.


  • Specific Relief Act 1950
  • Trustee Act 1949

Related cases

18 Additional references
  1. Syed Khalid Rashid & Mohsin Hingun. (1995). Cases and Materials on Equity and Trusts in Malaysia (Volume 1). np. Malaysia: Petaling Jaya.
  2. Parker and Mellow. (1994). The Modern Law of Trusts. 6 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. illustrate different types of trusts. (LO1-C3) 3                 Classroom lecture and discussion

Classroom problem solving

Written assignment

Written test

2.  respond effectively in oral and writing on issues relating to trusts (LO4-P3)     3             Group Presentation Instructor evaluation of  oral presentation
3.   trace the concept and application of trust in Malaysian legal system. (LO9-P3).       3           Case review Instructor evaluation of case review