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[...]... the whole law of bills and notes' Britton, Law of Bills and Notes, 25 5 Holdsworth, History of English Law 8: 113-14 Ibid., 114 4 Early history of the law of bills and notes in the struggle between the law merchant and the common law Bills of exchange seem to present the clearest case of a conflict between the rules of the law merchant and those of the common law It is generally assumed that one of. .. stand out as the pre-eminent works on the law of bills and notes in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries In order of the appearance of the first editions, they are John Bayley, A Short Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Cash Bills, and Promissory Notes (1789); Stewart Kyd, A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes (1790); Joseph Chitty, A Treatise on the Law. .. 9 The law of bills and notes in the eighteenth century Acceptance Delay in presentment and notice of dishonour Lord Mansfield and the law of bills 10 The problem of accommodation bills The Livesey bankruptcy and accommodation bills The economic context of the accommodation bills cases The judicial response to accommodation bills The accommodation bills controversy as an illustration of the role of law. .. not borrow the rules of the law of bills from sources external to the common law system Rather, the English law of bills developed within the common law system itself, in response to developments in commercial and financial practice Though this book considers only the law of bills and notes, the conclusions drawn have broader relevance Assumptions about the early history of the law of bills of exchange... Contents The economic functions of bills in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries 6 108 The custom of merchants and the development of the law of bills Actions on bills versus actions on exchange contracts Development of pleadings for actions on bills The significance of the changes in pleading The role of the custom of merchants 125 125 127 131 137 7 The civilians and the law of bills in the seventeenth... in the formulation of the incorporation theory of the origins of English commercial law in general The fact that the incorporation theory is inaccurate with respect to bills casts considerable doubt on its soundness as applied to other areas Most accounts of the history of the law of bills and notes are based on the assumption that the main focus of this body of law has always been the concept of negotiability,... criticism of the incorporation theory see Baker, 'Law Merchant and Common Law' ; Coquillette, Civilian Writers of Doctors' Commons, 149—58, 215—55; Ewart, 'What is the Law Merchant?'; Sutherland, 'Law Merchant in England' 1 2 Early history of the law of bills and notes without special proof as custom By the end of the seventeenth century, the courts began to recognize explicitly that the law merchant... Exchange Act, had used the conventional 'bona fide' terminology four years earlier in his Digest of the Law of Bills of Exchange, which served as the model for the 1882 Act Ogden, Law of Negotiable Instruments, 9—10 Introduction 5 One of the themes of this book is that it is a mistake to treat the concept of negotiability as the centrepiece of the history of the law of bills and notes Surprising as this... questions about the development of commercial law generally nor to enter into the longstanding debates about the jurisprudential nature of the 'law merchant' I found, though, that in the Anglo-American tradition the subject of bills and notes has occupied such a prominent place in theories of the development of commercial law and accounts of the relationship between the law merchant and the common law, that... separate the narrower from the broader inquiry Indeed, the inquiry into the meaning of the law merchant seemed to move irresistibly from the background to centre stage, and the history of the law of bills became less the subject itself than the vehicle for examination of larger issues about the relationship between commercial law and commercial practice and the role of social and economic conflict in the . traces the history of the law of bills and notes in Englandfrom medieval times to the period in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries when bills. Career of Stephen Lushington 1782-1873S. M. WADDAMS The early history of the law of bills and notes A study of the origins of Anglo-American commercial law JAMES
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