Unlocking Trusts, 3rd UK edition

By Mohamed Ramjohn
June 2010
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444109177
403 pages
$69.50 Paper original

The law of trusts is an essential element of all law degrees in England and Wales. Unlocking Trusts will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an indispensable foundation to trusts. This third edition is fully up-to-date with the latest developments in the law and now includes discussion of the significant changes in proprietary rights in the family home and numerous relevant new cases.

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with aims and objectives and contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts, diagrams to aid learning and numerous headings and sub-headings to make the subject manageable. New features include summaries to check your understanding of each chapter, a glossary of legal terminology, essay questions with answer plans and exam questions with guidance on answering.

All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.

Resources supporting this book are available online at www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk. These include:
• multiple choice questions
• key questions and answers
• revision mp3s available for free download
• interactive glossary and flashcards

  • The best pedagogic law textbooks now have even more features to make learning the law easier, from chapter summaries to sample essay plans
  • The modernised, colour design and increased number of diagrams enhances the visual appeal of the books and improves readability
  • Numerous citations, quotations and extracts mean that students will be exposed to primary sources of legal language
  • Cases and judgments are highlighted making them easy to find for cross-reference and revision
  • Concept and terms are explained clearly allowing for accessibility and understanding
  • www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides free interactive mcqs and key exam questions with guidance on how to answer, as well as updates to the law

Table of Contents:
1 Historical outlines of equity
2 Introduction to trusts
3 The 'three certainties' test
4 Constitution of an express trust
5 Exceptions to the rule that equity will not assist a volunteer
6 Formalities for the creation of express trusts
7 Discretionary trusts
8 Resulting trusts
9 Constructive trusts
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

About the Author(s):
Mohamed Ramjohn LLM JP is a qualified barrister and Principal Lecturer in Law at Thames Valley University. He is also a Justice of the Peace at Brent Magistrates Court. He has served as external examiner for the Bar Council and Coventry University and is an experienced author.

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 qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University. He has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author.

Jacqueline Martin and Chris Turner are series editors of the Key Facts and Key Cases series, published by Hodder Education.

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