Equitable Relief Law and Legal Definition

Equitable relief or equitable remedies are non monetary judicial remedies obtained when available legal remedies cannot adequately redress the injury. Historically they were developed and granted by the old courts of equity, such as the Court of Chancery in England. These remedies are still available in common law jurisdictions. There are a variety of equitable remedies, but the principal remedies are injunction, specific performance, rescission, declaratory relief, equitable estoppel etc. However in casual legal parlance references to equitable remedies are often expressed as referring to injunction and specific performance.