Commentary

58 Scope of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
| Commentary

58 Scope of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977

| Commentary

58 Scope of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977

Every variety of bailment seems to be covered by the statutory provisions. Since, however, bailment itself is nowhere defined1, there may be room for doubt as to whether involuntary bailment2 and bailment by concealment3 qualify for the statutory purposes. While recent authority suggests that they do not4, it would be unfortunate if these classes of possessor were unable to invoke the statutory machinery.

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