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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Byles on Bills of Exchange and Cheques 29th ed isbn 9780414049406

Byles on Bills of Exchange and Cheques 28th ed


ISBN13: 9780421952805
New Edition ISBN: 9780414049406
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421456000
Published: August 2007
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



First published in 1829, Byles on Bills of Exchange and Cheques explains the law relating to payment instruments and their use by banks and their customers. It provides a detailed narrative account of the law of bills of exchange, promissory notes and cheques, dealing with the law under the Bills of Exchange Act 1882, and its subsequent evolution, including the Cheques Acts 1957 and 1992.

This edition traces the development of the law through recent legislation and case law, bringing the reader up to date with the law as it stands today. It contains expanded sections on consideration, gaming, promissory notes and restitution. Developments such as the debate on dead money and the new Consumer Credit Act 2006 are considered in detail.

  • Definitive analysis of the law of payment instruments
  • Explains the key instruments, considering the associated pitfalls and complexities and providing advice for each stage of their use
  • Completely updated to include developments such as money laundering, new consumer credit legislation and dead money issues
  • Frequently cited in courts as an authority on the subject

Subjects:
Banking and Finance
Contents:
Nature, purpose and definition
Forms of bills and notes
Payee and drawee
Inchoate instruments
Inland and foreign bills and notes, bills in a set and copies
Capacity
Liability on a bill
Transfer and negotiation
Modes and requisites of transfer
Acceptance
Duties of holder as to acceptance
Presentment for payment
Discharge
Dishonour
Liabilities of parties
Rights of parties
Consideration
Alteration and forgery
The cheque: the paying bank's liabilities, the collecting bank
The promissory note
Conflict of laws
Procedure: Form of action, parties and summary judgment
Pleading and evidence
Damages, interest and costs
Limitation of actions
Lost bills and notes
Bill or note as payment
Payment made under a mistake
The law of principal and surety in its application to bills and notes
Insolvency of parties