Three titles in the FirstPoint classification scheme have recently been updated. As a result, customers will now have access to new classification schemes reflective of current legal terminology and developments in legislation and case law, and the latest in case digests specifically written for the respective subject areas involved.
The reissued titles are:
Enhancements to this title include specific headings for
- what constitutes legal tender and currency
- payment by electronic means
- tender, what constitutes, conditional and its refusal
When searching for judgments on money, other FirstPoint and Australian Digest titles, such as Banking and finance and Interest, should be considered.
As a result of the update, an additional 19 headings were created, thus gives a researcher access to a more detailed classification scheme and enabling identification of relevant judgments or groups of cases more quickly.
Examples of new headings include
- ownership in finding disputes
- proof and evidence of ownership or possession
- what choses in action may be transferred, generally and under statute
- vendor’s lien in relation to transfers
Other titles should be considered when searching for case law on matters related to personal property. These include
- Consumer credit and Trade and commerce for transactions relating to goods and chattels
- Mortgages for personal property securities
- Private international law as to which law to apply to movables
- Succession for devolution of personal property, and
- titles such as Animals and Intellectual property which relate to specific types of personal property.
On updating, this title has retained its specific focus on claims for the enforcement of a primary obligation to make restitution, based on a variety of distinct categories of case such as mistake, improper pressure, failure of agreed return etc. Cases where, for example, the law of contract, tort, intellectual property or equity determines the primary wrong, and restitution is therefore seen as a remedy, do not belong in this title.
Other related titles include Contracts (eg for recovery on quantum meruit) and Equity (eg for claims based on unjust enrichment).
Senior legal editor – Cases team