Difference Between Common Law And Equity

Assignment

Question

The common law was important for the development of a central legal system but it not provide citizens with all the justice they were seeking. They were happier when equity came along. Discuss

Introduction

· Definition of your major terms

· A brief history of the concepts (not detail)

· A brief comment as to why people were happier when equity came along

Answer plan

The common law

· Origin/ History

· Strengths

· Popularity

· Weakness/ limitations

Answer plan

Equity

· Origins and history

· The principles/maxims of equity

· Strength of equity over the common law

· Weakness/ limitations of equity

Conclusion

· Give a complete assessment of the reasons why the people were happier with equity over the common law.