The Law of Personal Property Security

The Law of Personal Property Security



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The Law of Personal Property Security by Hugh Beale, Michael Bridge, Louise Gullifer, Eva Lomnicka

This exciting book is an authoritative text on the complex law of personal property security and the registration of company charges. Personal property security is an important subject in commercial practice, as it is the key to much of the law of banking and sale. This work explains traditional methods of securing debts (such as mortgages, charges, and pledges) on property other than land, describes how these are created, how they must be registered (or otherwise "perfected") if they are to be valid, the rights and duties of the parties and how the security is enforced if the debt is not paid.

The authors identify areas of uncertainty and give guidance to possible resolutions of any uncertainties using case law —including authorities from Commonwealth jurisdictions (Canada, Australia and New Zealand) to illustrate points made.

The work also explains how "priority" disputes between competing interests over the same property are resolved. In addition it covers the law governing other transactions that perform a similar economic function (such as finance leases, retention of title clauses, and sales of a company's book debts). These are not currently treated by the law as security and are therefore subject to different rules on perfection, priority, and enforcement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199283293
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/27/2007
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Professor Hugh Beale is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick and works for the Law Commissioner for England and Wales Professor Michael Bridge is the Professor of Commercial Law and Dean of the Faculty of Laws of University College London. He is also a barrister of the Middle Temple. Louise Gullifer is a Fellow and tutor in law at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. Professor Eva Lomnicka is Professor of Llaw at King's College, London and is also a barrister at 4 New Square Chambers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

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