What is a Particular Lien?

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A particular lien is the right of a person in possession of goods to retain possession of goods until payment has been made by their real owner of any sum due in respect of those goods. Such a lien arises
(A) when the person in possession has bestowed labour, skill or expense in altering or improving the goods,
(B) where the person in possession has been obliged to receive the goods or render the service which has given rise to the lien,
(C) where the person in possession has saved the goods from loss at sea or capture by an enemy.

The most common cases of particular liens are: –
(A) the common law lien of a carrier on the goods he carries for his charge for carriage (e.g., shipowner's lien on cargo for freight);
(B) tradesmen's liens in respect of labour expended for reward on goods;
(C) the lien of an unpaid seller of goods;

(D) warehousemen's liens on goods for their services for reward in connection with the goods

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Answered on June 2, 2021