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equity means fairness or equality

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Advantages and disadvantages of equity in English law?

one advantage of equity is that it help person to receive remedy in law.


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Since the judicature act 1873-1875, "equity prevails over common law".


How do common law and equity differ?

The main difference between common law and equity lays in where the information comes from. Law comes from prior court cases. Equity comes from the statutory laws rather then prior cases.


What has been the impact of modern equity on common law?

The impact of modern equity on common law is if you have it, spend it. For the people that are better off, the modern equity states to spend the money you do have to keep the economy going.


What is common law and equity?

Common law is a body of legal precedent compiled by past court decisions. These decisions become the rules that common law judges use to decide legal disputes. Courts of equity provide a remedy when common law courts decide a case constitutes an inequitable situation. The common law court determines things are legally unbalanced between two parties; the court of equity provides equalizing relief. Equity to common law tends to reduce any injustice caused by the strict application of the common law and mitigates


'Equity is irrelevant in the modern world'Discuss?

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When law and equity conflict which prevails?

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