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JGM, Solicitor
Category: Scots Law
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Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor.
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I had some goods stolen in Scotland and it was sold to a 3rd

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I had some goods stolen in Scotland and it was sold to a 3rd party, who are refusing to hand it back to me,even though I have title to the goods, the Crown Procurator Fiscal have
told me I have to raise a multiplepoinding action to recover my goods.

can the 3rd party hold on to my goods even though it has been proven they are stolen?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

In law someone can't hold onto stolen goods but the police won't get involved if the third party received the goods not knowing they were stolen. That is why you have to use the civil courts and raise an action of multiplepoinding.

Happy to discuss further.

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