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By Nicholas Elliott, John Odgers, Jonathan Mark Phillips

First published in 1829, Byles on Bills of exchange and Cheques explains the law relating to payment instruments and their use by banks and their customers, and is frequently cited in courts as an authority on the subject.

It provides a detailed narrative account of the law of bills of exchange, promissory notes and cheques, dealing with the law under the Bills of Exchange Act 1882, and its subsequent evolution, including the Cheques Acts 1957 and 1992.

This edition traces the development of the law through recent legislation and case law, bringing the reader up to date with the law as it stands today.

  • Explains the attributes of the various instruments, considering their form, transfer, discharge, dishonour, and duties, rights and liabilities of the parties
  • Covers foreign bills and conflict of laws issues
  • Provides step-by-step analysis of court proceedings involving bank payments, including form of action, pleading and evidence, damages, interest and costs
  • Examines forged bills, lost bills and payments make by mistake
  • Shows how the law of principal and surety applies to bills
  • Discusses insolvency and bills of exchange


Part One

1. Nature, Purpose and Definition

2. Form of Bills and Notes

3. Payee and Drawee

4. Inchoate Instruments

5. Inland and Foreign Bills and Notes, Bills in a Set and Copies

6. Capacity

7. Liability on a Bill

8. Transfer and Negotiation

9. Modes and Requisites of Transfer

10. Acceptance

11. Duties of Holder as to Acceptance

12. Presentment for Payment

13. Discharge-I

14. Discharge-II

15. Dishonour-Notice

16. Dishonour-Notice and Protest

17. Liabilities of Parties

18. Rights of Parties

19. Consideration

20. Alteration and Forgery

Part Two

21. The Cheque-I

22. The Cheque-II

23. The Cheque-III

Part Three

24. The Promissory Note

Part Four

25. Conflict of Laws

Part Five

26. Procedure-I: Form of Action, Parties and Summary Judgment

27. Procedure-II: Pleading and Evidence

28. Damages, Interests and Costs

29. Limitation of Actions

Part Six

30. Lost Bills and Notes

31. Bill or Note as Payment

32. Payments made under a Mistake

33. The Law of Principal and Surety in its Application to Bills and Notes

34. Insolvency of Parties



Publisher:  Sweet & Maxwell
ISBN/ISSN:  9780414049406
Binding:  Hardback
Pages:  595

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