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Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law, 14th Edition by Fawcett, James J; Carruthers, Janeen M (4th September 2008) [OLD EDITION]

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, 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, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 November 2019

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...
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