Personal Property Law (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198743071

Michael Bridge
352 Pages
142 x 220 mm
Pub date
Apr 2015
Clarendon Law Series
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What type of right is a property right? How are items of property classified for legal purposes? In this revised edition of Personal Property Law, Michael Bridge provides answers to these fundamental questions of property law. His critical analysis includes new material on insolvency, in particular the anti-deprivation principle and the pari passu rule, as well as comprehensive accounts of recent case law (OBG v Allan, Yearworth, and Datastream,) and statutory developments. Widely considered to be the best short introduction to English personal property law, Bridge constructs an authoritative and systematic summary of this complex field for readers approaching the subject for the first time. It focuses on the acquisition, loss, transfer, and protection of interests in personal property law, and specific topics include: ownership and possession; treatment of the separate contributions of the common law and equity to modern personal property law; discussion of modes of transfer; the means of protecting property interests; the resolution of disputes concerning title to personal property; the grant of security interests, and the issues arising out of the transformation and mixing of tangible personal property.


1. Property Rights and Classes of Property
2. Interests in Chattels and Bailment
3. The Protection of Property Interests in Chattels
4. Further Property Protection and its Limits
5. The Conveyance
6. Transfer of Title
7. Transfer of Intangible Property
8. Security Interests in Personal Property

About the author: 

Michael Bridge is the Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore. He is a Barrister and Bencher of the Middle Temple and a Fellow of the British Academy. He previously held chairs in law at McGill University, the University of Nottingham, and University College London, where he was also the Dean of the Faculty of Laws. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Leeds, Malaya, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, and Mainz, and at Monash, Tulane and Bilgi (Istanbul) Universities. His research interests are in secured transactions and insolvency, international and domestic sale of goods, uniform law, private international law, comparative private law, and personal property law.

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