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Author Hickey, Robin.

Title Property and the law of finders / Robin Hickey
Published Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 183 pages)
Contents Prelims; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; Introduction; 1 The Legal Context of Armory; 2 The Possessor of Land Cases; 3 The Significance of the Facts of Loss; 4 The Obligations of a Finder; 5 Possession and the Rights of Finders; 6 Qualifications on the Acquisition of Right; 7 Defending the Doctrines; Epilogue: The Terminology of Possession and Property; Bibliography; Index
Summary Are finders keepers? This most simple of questions has long evaded a satisfactory legal answer. Generally it seems to have been accepted that a finder acquires a property right in the object of her find and can protect it from subsequent interference, but even this turns out to be the baldest statement of principle, resting on obscure and confused authority. This first full-length treatment of finders sets them in their legal-historical context, and discovers a fascinating area of law lying at the crossroads of crime, obligations, and property. That on the same facts a finder might be thief, ba
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Acquisition of property -- Great Britain.
Lost articles -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.
Personal property -- Great Britain.
Possession (Law) -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1847315550 (electronic bk.)
9781847315557 (electronic bk.)