PLC Construction's Ask the team article considers what an architect's (or other professional consultant's) lien is, when it might be used, and the impact on a lien of express and implied terms of contract.
PLC Construction has published Ask the team: what is an architect's lien and when can I use one?, which:
Sets out what an architect's (or other professional consultant's) lien is (including by reference to Hughes v Lenny (1839) 5 M & W 183).
Highlights the impact of the terms of a professional consultant's appointment on a lien, considering both express terms and those implied by statute.
Refers to the possibility of using the statutory right to suspend, where a lien is not a practical alternative.
For more Ask the team articles, see PLC Construction's Ask the team archive (www.practicallaw.com/1-500-6845).