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(p. 498) 16. Equity: Maxims, Doctrines, and Remedies 

(p. 498) 16. Equity: Maxims, Doctrines, and Remedies
(p. 498) 16. Equity: Maxims, Doctrines, and Remedies

Gary Watt

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Titles in the Casebook on series provide readers with a comprehensive selection of case law extracts for their studies. Extracts have been chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts and to show how legal principles are developed.Equity is a body of law developed originally by the old Court of Chancery in constructive competition with the common law courts, but now applied (since the Judicature Acts 1873–75) by the unified Supreme Court of England and Wales. The function of equity is to restrain or restrict the exercise of legal rights and powers in particular cases, whenever it would be unconscionable for them to be exercised to the full. This chapter examines the utility of equitable maxims, the operation of equitable doctrines, and the award of equitable remedies.

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