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Chalmers on Bills of Exchange

David Arthur Lister Smout

Chalmers on Bills of Exchange

a digest of the lawof Bills of Exchange, promissory notes, cheques and negotiable securities.

by David Arthur Lister Smout

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Published by Stevens in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed., 1952.

ContributionsChalmers, M. D. Sir, 1847-1927.
The Physical Object
Pagination420p.,ill.,23cm
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17374934M

Covers the ability to transfer a bill from one person to another 7. And, indeed, even after 15 editions Chalmers remains very much the 19th century masterwork that its creator envisaged. This so-called rule of distantia loci is said to be disregarded now in practice, but the code is unaltered. Condition: New. Reflects provisions specific to Northern Ireland

It is immaterial whether it is stated to be given for value received or not, for the law itself raises a presumption that it was given for value. Secondly, when he takes the bill, it must be regular on the face of it. Tyson, 16 Peters i. Deals with the legal capacity to enter into a contract 5.

Looks at the protection of bankers paying unindorsed or irregularly indorsed cheques, the rights of bankers collecting cheques not indorsed by holders, and unindorsed cheques as evidence of payment Opinions may differ whether the English or the French system is better calculated to serve sound commerce and promote a healthy commercial morality. After glancing briefly at the history of these instruments, it will probably be convenient to discuss the subject in the order followed by the act, namely, first, to treat of a bill of exchange, which is the original and typical negotiable instrument, and then to refer to the special provisions which apply to promissory notes and cheques. The banker who pays and the banker who receives the money for the tradesman are protected, but the tradesman would be liable to refund the money to the true owner. Cheques are the creation of the modern system of banking. In France no such distinction is drawn.


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Chalmers on Bills of Exchange book

English law affords full play to the system of accommodation paper; French law endeavours to stamp it out. The Act has nothing to say about guarantees at all, at least in so many words. Its bedrock, the Bills of Exchange Actnever was the most limpid of statutes, despite the praise sometimes accorded it—as, indeed, anyone with an elementary question to ask by reference to it will soon discover.

Complications arise when Sunday is preceded by a bank holiday; and, to add to the confusion, Christmas day is a bank holiday in Scotland, but a common law holiday in England. All promissory notes are, under the Stamp Actsubject to an ad valorem stamp duty.

He is the mercantile owner of the bill, but in order to establish his ownership he must show a mercantile title. They engage that the bill shall be duly accepted and paid according to its tenor, and that if it is dishonoured by non-acceptance or non-payment, as the case may be, they will compensate the holder provided that the requisite proceedings on dishonour are duly taken.

The effect upon English law of its codification has yet to be proved. The new 30th edition incorporates legislative developments and recent caselaw from the UK and Commonwealth, as well as expanded discussion of set-offs. The person who takes it does not get, and cannot give a better title to it, than that which the person from whom he took it had.

Covers conflict of laws If the bill is payable to order, he must not only get possession of the bill, but he must also obtain the indorsement of the previous holder. If the bill is dishonoured the holder must notify promptly the fact of dishonour to any drawer and indorser he wishes to charge.

When a bill is payable after sight, presentment for acceptance is necessary in order to fix the maturity of the bill. Sets out the relevant legislation, principally the Bills of Exchange Actsection-by-section to explain in detail what the legislation says and to provide opinion and guidance on how to comply with its terms 3.

As French lawyers put it, a bill of exchange necessarily presupposes a contract of exchange. These characteristic privileges were conferred by the law merchant, which is part of the common law, and are now confirmed by statute.

When a foreign bill is dishonoured the holder must cause it to be protested by a notary public. It is not discharged by payment, but may be re-issued again and again. After glancing briefly at the history of these instruments, it will probably be convenient to discuss the subject in the order followed by the act, namely, first, to treat of a bill of exchange, which is the original and typical negotiable instrument, and then to refer to the special provisions which apply to promissory notes and cheques.

The thief then gets a tradesman to cash it for him, and the tradesman gets the cheque paid on presentment through his banker.Read "A Digest of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes and Cheques" by Mackenzie Dalzell Edwin Stewart Chalmers, Douglas Owen available from.

Malan on Bills of Exchange, Cheques and Promissory Notes in South African Law of other authorities, notably Chalmers and Guest Bills of Exchange, Cheques and Promissory Notes 14 ed ; Riley's An­ tured into COUlt in a bills' case unarmed with this book.

Reported in: ()15MLJ not refer to them. the observations of mr. chalmers with reference to the english. bills of exchange act,may very well be applied to the negotiable instruments act.

Chalmers and Guest on Bills of Exchange

he says at page of his book on bills of exchange that ' the act deals only with transfer by negotiation, that is, transfer according to the law merchant. it leaves untouched the rules of. Buy Chalmers and Guest on Bills of Exchange, Cheques and Promissory Notes 18th Ed, by S.

J. Gleeson, ISBNpublished by Sweet & Maxwell Ltd from sylvaindez.com, the World's Legal Bookshop. Shipping in the UK is free. Competitive shipping rates world-wide.

Reported in: ()ILR38Mad respondent's contention that the maker was personally liable could not be relied on. i do not agree the indian negotiable instruments act was passed in one year before the english bills of exchange act, the latter enactment was drafted by sir m.d.

chalmers and was based on his digest of the law of.

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