Statute Law and the Owl of Minerva: The Bills of Exchange Act, 1882

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  • Janice Dickin McGinnis

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https://doi.org/10.29173/alr1707

Abstract

This article examines the legal and economic history of the Bills of Exchange Act, 1882. The author describes the types of transactions giving rise to the concept of the bill of exchange, reviews the statute's codification of the common law, and addresses the question of reform in the modern commercial setting.

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