Property and the Law of Finders by Robin Hickey

By Robin Hickey

Are finders keepers? This most basic of questions has lengthy avoided a passable criminal resolution. quite often it kind of feels to were approved finder acquires a estate correct within the item of her locate and will safeguard it from next interference, yet even this seems to be the baldest assertion of precept, resting on imprecise and careworn authority.

This first full-length therapy of finders units them of their legal-historical context, and discovers a desirable region of legislations mendacity on the crossroads of crime, duties, and estate. That at the similar proof a finder should be thief, bailee, and/or estate correct holder has clouded our conceptual research, and avoided us from mentioning easily our principles approximately discovering. still, while the appropriate doctrines and guidelines of our estate legislation (particularly the primary idea of ownership) are explored and understood within the mild of countervailing principles of crime and tort, we will be able to argue optimistically that, regardless of centuries of doubt and confusion, English legislation has succeeded in generating a physique of legislation that's theoretically and essentially coherent. estate and the legislations of Finders makes this argument, and may attract a person particularly drawn to the legislation of non-public estate, and in addition to these with broader issues concerning the evolution of universal legislation recommendations and their skill to yield manageable, sensible solutions.

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