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(p. 29) 2. Maxims of equity 

(p. 29) 2. Maxims of equity
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(p. 29) 2. Maxims of equity
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Richard Clements

and Ademola Abass

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198726241.003.0002
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date: 19 September 2019

Titles in the Complete series combine extracts from a wide range of primary materials with clear explanatory text to provide readers with a complete introductory resource. Equitable maxims constitute the very foundation upon which equity is constructed. They give meaning, content, and context to the notion of fairness which is the rationale for the existence of equity. This chapter explores the most commonly applied maxims of equity. It discusses the meaning of maxims of equity; the functions of maxims and their practical significance in the development of equity; the relevance of equitable maxims in the modern world; and which maxims apply to different situations.

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