Personal Property Securities (LAWS6956)


This unit analyses the Personal Property Securities legislation, drawing attention to how it has changed the pre-existing law regulating the rights of secured creditors. The unit focuses on the concepts of security, attachment and perfection. It examines the nature of security interests regulated by the legislation, together with the registration, priority and enforcement regimes. In discussing the Australian position, the unit compares similar legislation in Canada and New Zealand.

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Mar 3, 4 & 10, 11 (9-5)


3000wd assignment (30%) and take-home exam (70%)

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