Missing people and their property: the case for interim administration

James Brown, Mark Pawlowski

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Puts the case for reform of the law to allow for the administration of the estate of a missing person in the interim period between their disappearance and any later declaration of their presumed of death. Explains why reform is needed. Notes Parliamentary activities relating to the presumption of death and interim administration in the period 2008-12. Highlights Australian and Canadian legislation providing for such interim administration and the Irish Law Commission recommendations for a statutory scheme on administering a missing person's property.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-998
Number of pages4
JournalFamily Law
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • administration of estates
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • interim orders
  • Ireland
  • missing persons
  • presumption of death orders


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