A sub-bailee is a person to whom the actual possession of goods is transferred by someone who is not himself the owner of goods, but who has a present right to possession of them as bailee of the owner1. When the sub-bailee accepts possession of the goods he thereby assumes the obligations of a bailee towards the original bailor (who is normally termed the head bailor)2. The nature of these obligations will, as in the case of an ordinary bailment, vary according to the circumstances
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