Property Law: A thriving area of practice in Australia
The picture and the land are both pieces of property. In a legal sense, however, this is erroneous to view a property. Legally, the property does not refer to the object itself, but rather to the relationship that exists between a person and object. As a result, for a lawyer, the object is one thing, the person is another, and property is the link between the two. For example, 'I have a property interest in that picture (or land)', more accurately captures this legal concept of property. As a result, more than one individual may have a property interest in the same thing, and these interests may exist concurrently. They may or may not conflict, but if they do, property law offers standards for resolving such conflicts, and one interest may have to give way to another.