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The Reform of UK Personal Property Security Law : Comparative Perspectives - John De Lacy

The Reform of UK Personal Property Security Law

Comparative Perspectives

By: John De Lacy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2006
ISBN: 9781859418918
Number Of Pages: 526

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There has been much discussion in the last ten years about the need to reform the law governing company charge registration, with many bodies including the Department of Trade and Industry and Law Commissions considering the case for reform of this area in the context of a wider scheme of personal property security reform. This has culminated in the coming into force of Part 25 of the Companies Act 2006, which is concerned with company charge registration.

This major book features the work of international experts on personal property security law. It focuses on the reform of UK company charge law and argues that the Companies Act 2006 did not go far enough in reforming the law. It addresses the question as to whether the UK should follow the lead of other jurisdictions that have adopted US Article 9 type personal property security schemes. As well as considering current UK law the book also addresses the changes proposed by the Law Commissions and, despite current government inaction, considers whether these reform proposals should be adopted.

The book contains major international comparisons and, in particular, looks at law reform in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Europe. This comparative treatment gives the reader a full perspective on this difficult and constantly developing area of law.

Table of statutesp. ix
Table of casesp. xxiii
Notes on contributorsp. xxxix
Forewordp. xli
Introductionp. 1
The evolution and regulation of security interests over personal property in English lawp. 3
Pressured by the paradigm: the Law Commission and company security interestsp. 83
A Canadian academic's reactions to the Law Commission's proposalsp. 117
What is wrong with the law of security?p. 162
Exceptions to the nemo dot rule in relation to goods and the Law Commission's proposals in the Consultative Reportp. 188
Securities collateralp. 223
Security over moveables in Scots lawp. 270
Security interests in intellectual propertyp. 285
Technology-based small firms and the commodification of intellectual property rightsp. 308
The New Zealand Personal Property Securities Act 1999p. 328
Personal property security law reform in Australia: history, influences, themes and the futurep. 366
Personal property security interests in Singaporep. 387
Basic issues of European rules on security in movablesp. 444
Key objectives and fundamental policies of the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactionsp. 456
Work of the Law Commissions of England and Wales and Scotland 2002-2005p. 476
Companies Act 2006, Part 25p. 477
Companies Act 1985, Part 12p. 494
Indexp. 511
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ISBN: 9781859418918
ISBN-10: 1859418910
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 526
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 1