Remedial Trust Law and Legal Definition

Remedial trust is an equitable remedy imposed by court order. It is a remedy against a person who has obtained property by wrongdoing. It is imposed to prevent unjust enrichment and therefore creates no fiduciary relationship. The ordering of a remedial constructive trust is one of the remedies which may be ordered as a result of a wrong committed by one person against another that is properly categorized as unjust enrichment.

Remedial trusts are also known as constructive trusts, implied trust, involuntary trust, trust de son tort, trust ex delicto, or trust ex maleficio.