Lost or abandoned objects: Finders keepers?

Mark Pawlowski looks at the case law on the ownership of objects found on or in land

Cases Referenced

  • Armory v Delamirie [1722] EWHC KB J94
  • Bridges v Hawkesworth (1851) 21 LJ QB 75
  • Elwes v Brigg Gas Company (1886) 33 Ch D 562
  • Hannah v Peel [1945] KB 509
  • London City Corporation v Appleyard [1963] 2 All ER 834
  • Parker v British Airways Board [1982] QB 1004
  • South Staffordshire Water Co v Sharman [1896] 2 QB 44
  • Waverley Borough Council v Fletcher [1996] QB 334
  • Webb v Ireland [1988] IR 372