Delivery of goods in the custody of a third party: operation and basis.
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ANDERSON, C., 2015. Delivery of goods in the custody of a third party: operation and basis. Edinburgh Law Review, 19 (2), pp. 165-185.
In this article, Craig Anderson examines the historical origins and current law of the Scottish rules concerning how delivery of goods in the custody of a third party may be validly effected by transferor to transferee. The author suggests that the form of constructive delivery permitted by law is best analysed as an assignation of the transferor's personal right against the custodier. On this argument, the custodier then ceases to hold the goods for the transferor and begins to hold them for the transferee. As a result, the transferee acquires civil possession of the goods and delivery is complete.