Topic: Mid-thesis review paper: the nature of insolvency practitioner liens

Presenter: Mr Brad Strahorn - PhD Candidate, TC Beirne School of Law

The lien arising in favour of insolvency practitioners remains one of the most productive liens of modern times. Some variation of the lien operates regularly in almost every form of insolvency administration. Unusually, the circumstances in which they arise are not settled; neither is the explanation for the lien arising at all. Many have suggested that the lien arises to reward rights of salvage while others have suggested that its proper foundation is in unjust enrichment. Neither of these explanations are complete. Importantly, they do not explain why the right is proprietary. The object of this paper is to explore the way in which liens of this kind should develop. 

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Contact: Beth Williams, ph: 334 69350, email:

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