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Part VI The Law of Property, Ch.29 The Transfer of Tangible Movables

J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, Solicitor
Edited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA

From: Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law (14th Edition)

James J Fawcett, Janeen M Carruthers
Edited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)

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From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 July 2024

Transfer of movables — Law of the country of domicile — Law of the place of the act — Illegality and choice of law
An assignment of movables can give rise to various problems. This chapter will focus on trying to determine the legal system according to which such matters should be resolved.1 We are not concerned here with what are usually called general assignments, under which, on the occasion of marriage, death and bankruptcy, the entirety of a person’s property may pass to another. Our inquiry is confined to particular assignments inter vivos of isolated or individual movables, of which the commonest examples are sales, gifts, mortgages and pledges. Further, the present...
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