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The Law of Assignment is a comprehensive analysis of the assignment of choses in action. The book begins with an analysis of the wide range of choses recognised by English law, and a consideration of their distinct features. It goes on, after a brief historical overview, to consider the various ways in which English law gives effect to assignments.
The effects of valid and invalid assignments are set out, and choses that cannot be assigned described, as well as the difficult question of priorities. Thereafter, assignment is considered in particular contexts (security and insolvency) and the specific rules applicable to the assignment of particular choses gone through (shares; insurance contracts; intellectual property; documentary intangibles). Finally, assignment is dealt with in the context of private international law.
Although, the book seeks to give an insight into the principles that underpin assignment, a major strength of the book is that it deals specifically with the peculiarities of the various different choses in action recognised by English law.