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Five Theses on Conversion

Giglio, Francesco (2018) Five Theses on Conversion Jus.

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Abstract

The tort of conversion is examined through five theses with the aim to show its relevance for commerce. It may appear counterintuitive that a strict liability tort facilitates the flow of goods. Yet, legal comparison suggests that there is a functional difference between conversion and the Roman vindication, which protects ownership. A comparison with the Roman delict of furtum, or theft, is arguably more appropriate to provide a clearer picture of conversion. Each thesis, even when it is rejected, contributes to corroborate the final thesis on the role of conversion as an institution that provides a higher level dynamicity than the systems which focus on vindication.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Giglio, Francescof.giglio@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords : conversion, torts, title, vindication, Roman law of furtum
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 11 Oct 2018 11:30
Last Modified : 17 Apr 2019 11:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/849648

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