Part VI The Law of Property, Ch.27 The Distinction Between Movables and Immovables
J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, SolicitorEdited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA
James J Fawcett, Janeen M CarruthersEdited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)
- Movables — Immovables
In order to arrive at a common basis on which to determine questions involving a foreign element, English private international law classifies the subject matter of ownership into movables and immovables, and thus adopts a distinction that is accepted in other legal systems, 2 though even common law jurisdictions cannot agree whether some kinds of property are movable or immovable. 3 The first task of the court in a private international law case when required to decide some question of a proprietary or possessory nature is to decide whether the item of property...