Bailment is common practice that occurs every day on a variety of scales. From valet parking to delivering oil rigs, knowledge of the legal relationship between the bailor and the bailee can be vital in protecting the interests of clients where possession of property changes, but ownership remains the same.
Practice in this field is often complex due to tensions with Common Law doctrines of tort and contract, which can affect both the substantive rights of the parties and the remedies available to them. This book therefore, seeks to provide a clear, concise and practical insight in how to manage Bailment and includes the following topics:
The nature of bailment.
Bailment distinguished from other property transactions
Bailment distinguished from other causes of action
Title to sue in bailment
Duties of a bailor/rights of bailee
Duties of a bailee/rights of bailor
Reliance on contractual terms
Conflict of laws
Practice, procedure and remedies
Bailment includes relevant case law as well as commentary from a team of lawyers with significant experience of this topic. It is therefore, an authoritative reference for any commercial lawyer, or academic, with an interest in the modern legislation around Bailment.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 540
Dimensions: 246 x 174 mm