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Title: Wrongful Interference with Goods
Contributor(s): Lunney, Mark (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: This chapter is concerned with actions in tort in relation to the wrongful interference with goods. It should be noted, however, that there is no common law tort of wrongful interference with goods. The term comes from the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 which makes substantial amendments to the law relating to the common law torts dealing with the intentional interference with goods; namely trespass, detinue and conversion (or trover).Section 1 of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 defines'wrongful interference' or 'wrongful interference with goods' as:(a) conversion of goods (also called trover);(b) trespass to goods;(c) negligence so far as it results in damage to goods or to an interest in goods;(d) any other tort (subject to s 2: see para 11.3 below) so far as it results in damage to goods or to an interest in goods.Accordingly, the Act does not create a new statutory tort of wrongfulinterference with goods but groups the existing common law torts together and provides uniform rules and procedures that apply to all of them.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Law of Tort, p. 535-627
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Place of Publication: London, UK
ISBN: 9781405712408
Field of Research (FOR): 180126 Tort Law
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Butterworths Common Law Series
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