Professor Michael Bridge Celebrates Launch of Four Books

From left: Professor James Penner, Vice Dean (Research), Professor Tan Cheng Han '87, Chairman, EW Barker Centre for Law & Business, Professor Michael Bridge, and Professor Stephen Girvin, Director, Centre for Maritime Law

The EW Barker Centre for Law & Business (EWBCLB) was pleased to organise the book launch on 29 March 2018 for Professor Michael Bridge to celebrate the release of four of his books at NUS Law.


Benjamin's Sale of Goods (10th Edition) by Michael Bridge

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The 10th edition of Benjamin’s Sale of Goods provides comprehensive advice on case law and legislation regarding sale of goods in the UK and globally.  First published in 1868, this title is a must-have purchase for commercial practitioners, academics and barristers. The book was published by Sweet & Maxwell.

The 10th edition takes in major changes to the law since the previous, most importantly:

» The Res Cogitans case: a highly significant decision that means a supplier of goods reserves title to them pending payment, but permits the recipient to consume some or all of those goods before the property passes, then the contract is not one of sale at all. 


The Consumer Rights Act: this extracts from the Sale of Goods Act all provisions that apply only to consumer sales and also in many but not all instances disapplies the Sale of Goods Act when the contract is a consumer sale.


The Law of Personal Property (2nd Edition) by Michael Bridge, Louise Gullifer, Kelvin Low and Gerard McMeel
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The Law of Personal Property provides a treatment of personal property and covers both tangible and intangible property, including things in action, intellectual property rights and shares and securities. It also examines all modes of dealing with or transferring interests in intangible property. The book is published by Sweet & Maxwell.


The 2nd edition:

» Deals with the nature of money and the transfer of money
» Features a restructure of chapters that differs from the 1st edition
» Is the first authoritative guide to this area of common law since Crossley-Vaines
» Contains a in-depth treatment of both tangible and intangible personal property, including things in action, intellectual property  rights and shares and securities

The International Sale of Goods (4th Edition) by Michael Bridge

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The leading book on international sale of goods law provides a critical evaluation of the law in a commercial context which enables the reader to anticipate trends and changes in this area and offers a unique, comprehensive dual focus on contracts governed by English law and those by the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). The book is published by Oxford University Press.


New to this edition:

» More detailed coverage of remedies, passing of property, standard form contracts, and derivatives deadline in commodities
» Expansion of the unique dual focus; the CISG section is now a comprehensive introduction to the subject in its own right
» Analysis of the latest case law, particularly in the areas of interpretation and implied terms, bunkers litigation, and the compensatory principle

The Law of Security and Title-Based Financing (3rd Edition) by Hugh Beale,
 Michael Bridge, Louise Gullifer, and Eva Lomnicka

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The only full-length treatment that covers both traditional security over personal property and also devices that fulfil a similar economic function, such as retention of title and sales of receivables. The book is published by Oxford University Press.


New to this edition:

» Considers implications of the Cape Town Convention and the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 now they are both in force
» Revised to cover recent amendments to Companies Act 2006 Part 25
» Covers, inter alia, new cases on control of financial collateral, and relief against forfeiture under a financial collateral arrangement; on retention of title; estoppel and the HPI register; availability of set-off against assignee; and a number of cases on enforcement of security


Professor James Penner, Professor Tan Cheng Han and Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy

Opening remarks by Professor Tan Cheng Han

Professor Michael Bridge giving an introduction of his books

Comments by Professor Stephen Girvin

Comments by Professor James Penner

Panel Discussion: (From left) Professor James Penner, Professor Michael Bridge and Professor Stephen Girvin