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Does the advocate have a lien for his fees on the litigation papers entrusted to him by his client?


A thing to be considered a good under section 171 of the Indian Contract Act, should have marketability and the person to whom it is bailed should be in a position to dispose it of in consideration of money. Goods referred to under s. 171 are saleable goods. In this case there is no scope for converting the case files into money, nor can they be sold to any third party and reliance to s. 171 cannot be placed.

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