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13 Choses in action not capable of assignment

CHOSES IN ACTION vol 7
CHOSES IN ACTION vol 7 | Commentary

13 Choses in action not capable of assignment

CHOSES IN ACTION vol 7 | Commentary

13 Choses in action not capable of assignment

On the grounds of public policy the assignment of the pensions and salaries of public officers payable to them for the purpose of maintaining the dignity of their office, or to ensure a due discharge of its duties is not permitted1. Thus the salaries of a judge2, an assistant parliamentary counsel to the Treasury3 and an officer in the armed forces4 cannot be assigned. Although a pension given entirely for past services is prima facie assignable5, in many cases assignment is prohibited by statute

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