Finders keepers losers weepers?

Winnie Ma, Bond University

Document Type Journal Article

Ma, Winnie (2003), Finders keepers losers weepers? The National Legal Eagle, April 2003, pp.3-5.

Copyright ©The Law Society of New South Wales , 2003.

Reproduced with permission.



We find and lose things all the time. ’Finders’ are those who find and take possession of something which does not belong to them. ’Losers’ are the true owners of the lost things. You may have come across the cliche "finders keepers losers weepers". But to what extent is this cliche true?