. How has the transformation of the trust affected power relations between trustees and beneficiaries?
Answers will be weighted equally in marking. Material used in one answer should not be substantially duplicated in answer to another. The total word limit for your script is 2000 words, which includes any footnotes
. 1. To what extent does equity provide relief for inequality of bargaining power? Answer with reference to English and Australian case law. (1000 words)
2. How has the transformation of the trust affected power relations between trustees and beneficiaries?
Answer with reference to the work of Roger Cotterrell on trusts. (1000 words)
How to answer the questions
: Identify elements of the question Don’t make assumptions as to what is being asked Do answer the question!! What is/are the theme(s)?
What is/are the topic(s)? Identify core aspects of answer What are the key ‘doctrinal’ areas or best examples?
What key cases are relevant? Who are the key commentators/what are the key articles and what do they argue?
What are the key problems of principle or policy?
Plan/structure your answer Use introduction to unpack/explain the question Have a clear narrative, perhaps with headings Make sure your
answer relates to the question – Re-read your answer to consider ‘does this make sense?’ – if you can ask ‘why?’ or ‘for example?’
or if something doesn’t follow then you need to amend it, give an explanation, add an authority or give an example – Go into detail/depth, and
use examples (from the course!) such as cases and judges/academics – Don’t use content that is external from the course