The Law of Personal Property provides a treatment of personal property and covers both tangible and intangible property, including things in action, intellectual property rights and shares and securities. It also examines all modes of dealing with or transferring interests in intangible property.
The 2nd edition:
- Deals with the nature of money and the transfer of money
- Features a restructure of chapters that differs from the 1st edition
- the first authoritative guide to this area of common law since Crossley-Vaines
- In-depth treatment of both tangible and intangible personal property, including things in action, intellectual property rights and shares and securities;
- Adopts a consistent analytical approach differentiating (i) the interests in things recognised by English law, (ii) the various modes of acquiring such interests, and (iii) the various modes and procedures for vindicating or enforcing those interests;
- Analyses and explicates key cases from a variety of jurisdictions
- Covers all modes of dealing with or transferring interests in intangible property;
- Covers commercial topics such as retention of title clauses and Quistclose trusts by locating them within the wider common law and equitable principles;
- Extends to the private international law (conflicts), insolvency and procedural issues which arise in respect of personalty.