Jack Beatson, Andrew Burrows and John Cartwright

in Anson's Law of Contract

Edition 30

Published on behalf of © J. Beatson, A. Burrows, and J. Cartwright 2016

Published in print May 2016 | ISBN: 9780198734789
Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191799372 | DOI:

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This Chapter considers assignment, that is to say, the transfer of B’s contractual rights against A to C by means of an agreement between B (the assignor) and C (the assignee) irrespective of A’s (the debtor’s) consent. It examines the rules governing assignment and distinguishes it from several similar concepts: the negotiability of ‘negotiable instruments’, vicarious performance, novation, and the transfer of rights and liabilities by operation of law.

Keywords: contract law; contractual rights; assignment; negotiable instruments; vicarious performance; novation; rights transfer; liabilities

Chapter.  10534 words. 

Subjects: Contract Law

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