Basic Legal Concepts

  • W. T. Major
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Part of the Macmillan Professional Masters book series

Abstract

Law is about rights and duties, usually in relation to property of some kind. The only entities which have the capacity of exercising rights or undertaking duties are those which the law recognises as having personality. All human beings have personality in the eyes of English law, but so have certain other entities known as corporations. These are persons created under the law, in other words, artificial persons. Human beings are, of course, natural persons.

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© W. T. Major 1990

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