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Property Keyed to Sprankling
Hannah v. Peel
Citation:1 K.B. 509 (1945)
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In 1938, Defendant Major Hugh Peel was conveyed ownership of the Gwernhaylod House but did not occupy it. In 1940, the house was requisitioned. Plaintiff Duncan Hannah, a soldier, lived in the house. Plaintiff found a brooch tucked in the window-frame in a bedroom. There was no evidence that Defendant knew of the brooch’s existence before it was found by Plaintiff. Plaintiff handed the brooch over to the police. After two years, the owner having not been found, the brooch was handed back to Defendant. Plaintiff brought suit for the return of the brooch or its value, claiming right of possession as the finder of lost property. In defense, Defendant claimed the brooch on the ground that he was owner of the house where the brooch was found.
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