Scarfe v Morgan: 1838

A keeper of livery stables does not have a right to exercise a lien for his charges because he is obliged to give possession of the horse to the bailor whenever requested.
Parke B. expressed the view that particular liens ‘being consistent with the principles of natural equity, are favoured by the law, which is construed liberally in such cases.’


Parke B


[1838] EngR 253, (1838) 4 M and W 270, (1838) 150 ER 1430



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CitedYour Response Ltd v Datateam Business Media Ltd CA 14-Mar-2014
The claimant employed the defendant to manage subscription lists for the claimant’s magazines. The claimant came to seek damages, and the defendant for non-payment of its invoices. The court was now asked whether it was possible to assert a common . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.312259