Commentary

11 Choses in action formerly not assignable at law

CHOSES IN ACTION vol 7
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11 Choses in action formerly not assignable at law

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C: ASSIGNMENT OF CHOSES IN ACTION

1: AT COMMON LAW AND IN EQUITY

11 Choses in action formerly not assignable at law

Before the Supreme Court of Judicature Act 18731, an assignment of a chose in action was not recognised in a court of law so as to give the assignee the right to sue in respect of it in his own name2. To this rule there were certain exceptions in relation, for example, to bills of exchange and other negotiable securities3, replevin bonds4, company mortgages and bonds5, life policies

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