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The Origins of the Factors Acts 1823 and 1825

By Sean Thomas


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.Peer-reviewedPost-prin

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1080/01440365.2011.591561
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