The Empirical Importance of the Floating Charge in Scotland

Jonathan Hardman, Alisdair Macpherson

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The rest of this book outlines the historical, theoretical and practical elements of the floating charge in Scotland. In this chapter, we explore empirically how important the floating charge is for Scottish companies. Empirical research provides an original¹ method of reviewing the world as we find it. Companies are usually brought into existence by registration at Companies House.² Fixed securities and floating charges created by a company must be registered against that company at Companies House within twenty-one days of their creation to be valid.² The records of Companies House are freely available and ripe for empirical study
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFloating Charges in Scotland
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives and Current Issues
EditorsJonathan Hardman, Alisdair D J MacPherson
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781474458740
ISBN (Print)9781399530170
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


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