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Unlocking Equity and Trusts

7th Edition

By Mohamed Ramjohn


660 pages

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The extensively updated seventh edition of Unlocking Equity and Trusts will help you grasp the main concepts of Equity and Trusts with ease. Using straightforward language and explaining the law in a clear manner, it provides an excellent foundation for learning and revising.


Each chapter in the book contains:

  • Aims and objectives;
  • Activities such as self-test questions;
  • Charts of key facts to consolidate your knowledge;
  • Diagrams to aid memory and understanding;
  • Prominently displayed cases and judgements;
  • Chapter summaries;
  • Essay questions with answer plans;
  • Glossary of legal terms.


The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible to students coming to study a topic for the first time. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another.

Table of Contents

1.Historical Outlines of Equity 2.Introduction to Trusts 3.The ‘Three Certainties’ Test 4.Constitution of an Express Trust 5.Formalities for the Creation of Express Trusts 6.Discretionary Trusts 7.Resulting Trusts 8.Constructive Trusts I 9.Constructive Trusts II – The Family Home 10. Secret Trusts and Mutual Wills 11.Private Purpose Trusts 12.Charitable Trusts 13.Appointment, Retirement and Removal of Trustees 14.Duties and Powers of Trustees 15.Variation of Trusts 16.Breach of Trust 17.Equitable Remedies of Injunctions and Specific Performance

About the Author

Mohamed Ramjohn – LLB, LLM, CIOT, JP, Barrister at law. Associate Professor in Ealing Law School at the University of West London, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Russian State University of Justice. He has written several student books and articles on revenue law, evidence and equity.

About the Series

Unlocking the Law

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. The books have been designed with the same format and structure, so each chapter in each book includes: a list of aims and objectives, activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning.

All topic areas are broken up into manageable sections with a logical progression and extensive use of headings and numerous sub-headings as well as an extensive contents list and index. Each book in the series contains a variety of flow charts, diagrams, key facts charts and summaries to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially when revising for examinations. Key facts charts not only provide a quick visual guide through the subject but are also useful for revision.

Many cases are separated out for easy access and all cases have full citation in the text as well as the table of cases for easy reference. The emphasis of the series is on depth of understanding much more than breadth of detail. For this reason each text also includes key extracts from judgments where appropriate. Extracts from academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are also included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas. In both cases these are highlighted and removed from the body of the text.

Finally the books also include much formative 'self-testing', with a variety of activities ranging through subject specific comprehension, application of the law, and a range of other activities to help the student gain a good idea of his or her progress in the course. Appendices with guides on completing essay style questions and legal problem solving supplement and support this interactivity. Besides this a sample essay plan is added at the end of most chapters.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Estates & Trusts