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under the early common law there was no remedy for a breach of trust if x owned blackacre in fee simple and made a conveyance of blackacre to Y instructing him to hold in trust for Z common law gave no remedy against Y if he used he property for his won and not for Zs benefit court of chancery would however enforce the trust against the benefit of ZZ was regarded as a beneficial or equitable owner ie person entitled to a benefit in equity possessing an equitable interest in blackacre Equity can be described but not defined It is the body of law developed by the Court of Chancery in England before 1873 Its justification was that it corrected supplemented and amended the common law It softened and modified many of the injustices in common law and provided remedies where at law they were either inadequate or non-existent At the beginning of the 14th Century three major courts existed the Kings Bench the Court of Common Please and the Exchequer The latter not only performed the functions of a court but also was an administrative body It comprised of two sections one relating to revenue one relating to administrative matters out of which it developed its judicial role In its revenue mode it was called the Exchequer in its administrative role leading to judicial functions it was called the Chancery The Chancellor as head of Chancery was responsible for the issue of writs in the courts Sometimes the Chancellor formulated new writs when the facts of the case before him or the remedy sought did not fit the form of known writs At the same time where citizens could not get justice before the common law courts they would petition the kingThe king delegated much of the work regarding petitions to the Chancellor As a result the Chancellor began to develop judicial powers to counter the injustice These powers gradually developed into a
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