Stéphane Sérafin, Review of Possession, Relativity of Title and Ownership in English Law by Luke Rostill

“It is often said that the Anglo-American legal tradition recognizes only a ‘relative’ conception of title, in which no person is ever truly able to claim an exclusive right in or to a thing, only a better claim to it than someone else. Luke Rostill’s recent book, Possession, Relativity of Title and Ownership in English Law, appears at first glance to offer a sustained defense of something very much like this perspective, by arguing that possession in English law serves as a means of acquiring a full fee simple estate in land, or a general property interest in chattels, even in respect of things already owned by others …”

Sérafin, Stéphane, Possession, Relativity of Title and Ownership in English Law by Luke Rostill (Book Review) (December 15, 2021). (2022) 66 Canadian Business Law Journal 148.

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