Sexually Transmitted Debt: Surety Experience and English Law

Hardcover | April 1, 1997

byBelinda Fehlberg

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This book is the first major study of an increasingly evident legal and social problem: spouses and partners (particularly wives) who provide third party loan security for the business liabilities of their other spouse or partner. Unlike other texts in this field, Fehlberg specifically considers the legal rules which apply to surety wives in England, with reference to other Commonwealth jurisdictions, particularly Canada and Australia. The law is then considered in the context of sociological literature relevant to suretyexperience. The particular uniqueness of this book is that legal and sociological literature are then tested against empirical research involving interviews with sureties, and other main parties involved in surety transactions. Significantly the latter underlines the discrepancy between the'public' legal perspective on providing security and 'private' complex experiences and motivations which pertain within intimate relationships. Given this situation, the author considers various legal reforms which could improve the position of sureties, but emphasises that the ultimate solution forsureties involves more fundamental social change.

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This book is the first major study of an increasingly evident legal and social problem: spouses and partners (particularly wives) who provide third party loan security for the business liabilities of their other spouse or partner. Unlike other texts in this field, Fehlberg specifically considers the legal rules which apply to surety wi...

Belinda Fehlberg is at University of Melbourne.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:332 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198264739

ISBN - 13:9780198264736

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Sir Richard ScottTablesIntroductionLegal ContextSociological PerspectivesResearch Design and Background of the SampleDomestic FinancesThe BusinessProviding SecurityLenders and LawyersPost-Security ExperienceConclusionAppendix-Interview Guide for Surety Spouses and PartnersBibliographyIndex

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`Fehlberg manages to write in an uncomplicated style without in any way being shallow.'Alice Belcher, Social and Legal Studies, Dec 1998, Vol 17 Issue 4