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Chalmers and Guest on Bills of Exchange, Cheques and Promissory Notes 17th Ed

ISBN13: 9781847037190
New Edition ISBN: 9780414034051
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421877103
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £395.00

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The new 17th edition of Chalmers & Guest provides a complete encyclopaedia to the law and practice relating to bills of exchange, cheques and promissory notes.

It covers the complete banking law and practice in relation to negotiable instruments and presents detailed expert commentary on all aspects of the law relating to bills of exchange, cheques and promissory notes. It considers the capacity and authority of parties, offers extensive references to the relevant case law and looks at modern trends, such as electronic transfer of funds.

Also, the book provides commentary on the important cases that have occurred since the previous edition and includes an extended range of references to Commonwealth authorities. It takes into consideration the Gambling Act 2005, the Consumer Credit Act 2006 and other statutory changes since the previous edition and looks at the recent legislation amendments including those to the Bills of Exchange Act 1882 and Cheques Act 1982.

Banking and Finance
Part 1: Bills of Exchange Act 1882:
Part 2: Bills of exchange:
Form and interpretation.
Capacity and authority of parties.
The consideration for a bill.
Negotiation of bills.
General duties of the holder.
Liabilities of parties.
Discharge of bill.
Acceptance and payment for honour.
Lost instruments.
Bill in a set.
Conflict of laws.
Part 3: Cheques on a banker:
Crossed cheques.
Part 4: Promissory notes.
Part 5: Supplementary.