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Contract Law Essentials: Mod 9 — Negotiable Instruments

About this Course

A negotiable instrument is transferable with a simple procedure requiring just a signature and delivery. This module begins with a short introduction of negotiable instruments and its kinds. We then walk you through what are promissory notes, bills of exchange and cheques. The subsequent chapters of this module will give you an in-depth understanding of the difference between negotiation and assignment, endorsement, ambiguous and inchoate instruments, holder and holder-in-due-course and the consequences of a negotiable instrument being dishonoured. The two important terms—'noting' and 'protest' are discussed in detail in the last part of this module.

This module includes 42 videos and all relevant sections. It also includes practice exercises, examination pointers, mind maps and flashcards along with the full text of cases.

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A negotiable bill or note is a courier without luggage.”

John B. Gibson

Course Overview

This module is a self-paced course on understanding the concept of negotiable instruments. The high-quality content with interactive slides throughout the course ensures engaging and easy learning. The supplementary section of the module contains the full text of cases to facilitate your learning with deeper understanding of all the issues involved in each case. At the end of the module, you will be empowered with all the conceptual clarity of this highly technical Act. The discussion forum will help you post your queries and doubts. This course will not only benefit law students but also the lawyers, bankers and aspirants for the judicial service examination.


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Dr Charu Mathur

Charu Mathur has a rich and diverse expertise in corporate, commercial, civil, criminal and constitutional law matters. She is an Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India. She has represented parties which include cricketing bodies and educational institutions like IIT Jodhpur, NLU Jodhpur, BPUT Orissa, MPUAT Rajasthan, private engineering and medicine colleges of Gujarat and Orissa.

The front of a cheque alone gives someone enough information to steal your identity.

Frank W. Abagnale


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