Pre-requisite: LAW2202 and LAW3205
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
The use of trusts as a business form continues to be popular while at the same time trusts provide a sources of rights and responsibilities in many contexts. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the nature of trusts and the various forms they may take. This will build on the basic principles of equity and fiduciary relationships covered in the Equity course. The focus will be on trusts which may be expressly created for commercial or personal use; and trusts created by operation of law or for remedial purposes. The course will be practical in the sense that it will require students to be able to identify the duties and obligations of all parties within the trusts relationship and consider all potential legal risks and liabilities. In particular consideration will be given to the manner in which trustees and trusts may deal with other parties.