The Law of Liens

By: Zachary Bredemear
ISBN: 9781526511133

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About The Law of Liens

A lien is a useful remedial device deployed in a wide range of contexts. The Law of Liens addresses liens and drawing together all threads. Rich in detail and focusing predominantly on case law, the book looks at liens in general terms before dealing with them in a variety of specific contexts e.g. property, workmen, maritime, solicitors. Common law liens, equitable liens and statutory liens are all examined within the... Read more

About The Law of Liens

A lien is a useful remedial device deployed in a wide range of contexts. The Law of Liens addresses liens and drawing together all threads.

Rich in detail and focusing predominantly on case law, the book looks at liens in general terms before dealing with them in a variety of specific contexts e.g. property, workmen, maritime, solicitors. Common law liens, equitable liens and statutory liens are all examined within the book, along with how they arise and how they are dealt with. Legislation and cases include:
– The Sale of Goods Act 1979
– The Solicitors Act 1974
– Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Ltd v Haven Insurance Co Ltd [2018] UKSC 21

Table of Contents

PART ONE – INTRODUCTION
1. Origins and Nature of liens

2. Categories of liens
· Common law liens
· Equitable liens
· Statutory liens
· Things which are not liens
PART TWO – COMMON LAW LIENS
3. The requirement for possession

· Property susceptible to lien
· Degree of possession required
· Loss of possession
· Exceptions

4. Circumstances where general lien recognised
· Examples of where found
· Courts reluctance to extend categories

5. Circumstances where a particular lien arises
· Those under obligations to receive goods
· Where work has been performed
· Where lien not found

PART THREE – EQUITABLE LIENS
6. Differences from common law liens

7. Liens arising from incomplete performance
· Vendor’s lien
· Purchaser’s lien
· Solicitors

8. Liens arising from expenses incurred
· Trustee
· Partner
· Co-owner
· Where lien not found

PART FOUR – ASPECTS OF ENFORCEMENT

9. Remedies
· Power of sale
· Appointment of receiver
· Injunction
· Tracing

10. Subrogation
· Defective charges
· Insurance

11. Discharge/Loss of Lien/Defences
· On payment
· Waiver
· Repudiatory breach
· Limitation
· Third party purchaser without notice

12. Registration Requirements
· Registered land
· Unregistered land
· Charge created by Company

13. Impact of Insolvency
· Statutory moratorium
· Office holder’s duty

14. Wrongful assertion of lien
· Conversion
· Delivery up

15. Liens and Human Rights

PART FIVE – LIENS IN PARTICULAR CASES

16. Solicitors
· General lien
· Equitable lien
· S.73 Solicitors Act 1974
· Set-off and compromise
· Effect of change of solicitor
· Extent of lien
· Enforcement against third parties
· Lien over documents and disclosure
· Complaints as to exercise of lien

17. Sale of Goods
· S.41 SoGA 1979 – vendor’s lien
· Degree of possession required
· Loss of lien
· Sub-sales – s.47 SoGA
· Right to sale – s.48 SoGA

18. Maritime Liens
· Shipmaster’s lien
· Types of lien
· Statutory lien under Senior COurts Act

19. Insurance
· Insurer’s right of subrogation and control of litigation
· Broker’s lien
· Insurable interests

20. Partnership
· S.39 Partnership Act
· Lien at time of dissolution
· Lien at other times

21. Trustees
· Trustee’s lien
· TLATA
· Lien as remedy for breach of trust

22. Receivers

· Lien for expenses
· Appointment under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
· Appointment as remedy for lien holder

Publishing Details

Publication Date: 11/02/2021
ISBN: 9781526511133
Binding: Hardback

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