Tag Archives: possession

Property rights and the body – right to a dead person’s reproductive material

It was reported in The Australian today that a women has won the right to possession of her dead husband’s sperm with a view to using the material to conceive a child via IVF. The full judgment is available here: Jocelyn Edwards; Re the estate of the late Mark Edwards [2011] NSWSC 478. The facts […]

Finders keepers?

You remember the school yard taunt, don’t you? “Finders keepers, losers weepers!” Well, I think it’s my duty as a sometime teacher of Property Law to warn the public that it’s not quite accurate. This came to my mind because of a story I read in the Herald Sun today: A couple will be charged […]