The Court of Chancery has jurisdiction to hear
and determine all matters and causes in equity.
The general equity jurisdiction of the Court is
measured in terms of the general equity jurisdiction
of the High Court of Chancery of Great Britain
as it existed prior to the separation of the
American colonies. The General Assembly may
confer upon the Court of Chancery additional
statutory jurisdiction. In today's practice, the litigation
in the Court of Chancery consists largely
of corporate matters, trusts, estates, and other fiduciary
matters, disputes involving the purchase
and sale of land, questions of title to real estate,
and commercial and contractual matters in general.
When issues of fact to be tried by a jury
arise, the Court of Chancery may order such facts
to trial by issues at the Bar of the Superior Court
(10 Del. C., 369).