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Designing an Automated Torrens System Baseline Criteria, Risks and Possible Outcomes


Thomas, R and Low, R and Griggs, L, Designing an Automated Torrens System Baseline Criteria, Risks and Possible Outcomes, New Zealand Law Review, 2015, (3) pp. 425-453. ISSN 1173-5864 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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This article is a continuation of a discussion of automation of Torrens regimes, introduced by the authors in [2013] NZ L Rev 227. In this article, the authors explore design constraints affecting automation of Torrens systems against the background of the three criteria previously developed to assess automation proposals: proof of identity (or name); proof of ownership; and proof of authority to deal. They then propose four different measures that may assist in moving any system towards full automation.The article concludes with a summary of seven propositions offered as guidelines to system designers and closes with the following question: if the outcome of automation transfers risk from the registry to conveyancers can that system still properly be considered Torrens in its nature?

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
UTAS Author:Griggs, L (Mr Lynden Griggs)
ID Code:104303
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2015-11-09
Last Modified:2018-03-08

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