Contributions of equity to the development of the legal system

Highlight three contributions of equity to the development of the legal system

Contributions of equity:

  • It granted injunctions and would order specific performance where common law could award only damages.
  • It recognised trusts and a beneficiary could compel a trustee to administer the trust property in accordance with the terms of the trust.
  • It recognised equitable doctrine of part-performance in which a case could be proved in court by verbal evidence even if the law requires written evidence of the transaction.
  • It recognised mortgagor’s right of redemption of the mortgaged property after discharging the loan.



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