Chapter 1

Equity: Its Meaning, History and Maxims




Chapter Contents

‘Equity’ — What is it?

Our Civil Court System in the Twenty-First Century

History of Equity

Coming Full Circle — Back to the Twenty-First Century

Equity’s Guiding Principles — Its Maxims

Points to Review

Useful Things to Read

This chapter deals with the very essence of equity: what it is, how it came about, its development over the centuries and the guiding principles which govern its operation today. The contents of this chapter contain the foundations upon which your study of equity will be built, so it is essential that you have a good understanding of its contents.

As You Read

Look out for the following key issues:

How equity developed over the years, how it became ...

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