Favourite Cases: Cummins v Bond – Article by Wendy Mathers

In this edition of Favourite Cases, Wendy Mathers tells the story of Cummins v Bond [1927] 1 Ch 167, a copyright case involving a spirit, a medium and the court’s jurisdiction over the afterlife.

Wendy says: “Chancery law is wrongly seen by countless law students as boring, too often relating to dry and dusty settlements made by those long dead. However, in Cummins v Bond the spirit of Cleophas, who had been dead for nearly 2000 years, took a much more active role…”

You read Wendy’s case summary here.