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Title: The Origins of the Factors Acts 1823 and 1825
Authors: Thomas, Sean
First Published: 26-Jul-2011
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Journal of Legal History, 2011, 32 (2), pp. 151-187 (36)
Abstract: The Factors Act 1823 was the first major statutory exception to the rule nemo dat quod non habet in English law. The limited existing analysis of this Act suggests that it came about through the lobbying actions of merchants. This article demonstrates that the Factors Act 1823 was actually a compromise, and was considered a mere stepping-stone for further reform. The additional role of government policy in the development of the Factors Act 1825 is also demonstrated.
DOI Link: 10.1080/01440365.2011.591561
ISSN: 0144-0365
eISSN: 1744-0564
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © 2011 Taylor & Francis. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Legal History, 2011, 32 (2), pp. 151-187. Journal of Legal History is available online at:
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