Maxims of Equity and their Application

Maxims of equity and their application are the proverbs of the law. They have the same merits and defects as other proverbs, being brief and pithy statements of partial truths. They express general principles without the necessary qualifications and exceptions, and they are therefore much too absolute to be taken as trustworthy guides to the law.The maxims equity give a clue to just and reasonable interpretation.The maxim equity indicates the discipline which the Chancery Courts observed while administering justice according to conscience. Equity had come not to destroy the common law but to fulfill it.