retaining lien

Definition of "retaining lien"
  1. A type of lien that permits a lawyer to hold onto a client's documents or property that they received during their professional service until the lawyer's fees are paid. This is sometimes referred to as a general lien
How to use "retaining lien" in a sentence
  1. The attorney claimed a retaining lien on the client's documents until his fees were compensated.
  2. Should the client fail to pay the attorney's fees, the attorney has the right to invoke a retaining lien on the client's property in their possession.
  3. A retaining lien allows a lawyer, due to nonpayment, to maintain possession of a client's papers and property.

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