The Principles Of Proprietary Remedies

Grant number: DP1093327 | Funding period: 2010 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Property rights are central to Australia's social fabric and critical to its economy. At this time of financial crisis, when personal bankruptcy and corporate insolvency are on the rise, it is essential to know exactly who owns what, when and why. Yet Australian law is unclear and often inconsistent as to when and why the law imposes property rights in favour of a plaintiff over assets held by a defendant and what those rights should be. This project will address this intolerable uncertainty by determining the proper criteria for the conferral of property rights by law.