Difference between Right of Lien and Right of stoppage in transit
The essence of the right of a lien is to retain possession. The seller should be in possession of goods under lien. It can be exercised even when the buyer is not insolvent. Right of stoppage in transit begins when the right of lien ends. The essence of the right of stoppage in transit is the right to regain possession. In case of stoppage in transit;-
(a) Seller should have parted with the possession
(b) possession should be with a carrier and
(C) the buyer has not acquired the possession
It cannot be exercised even when the buyer is not insolvent. The end of the right of lien is the starting point of stoppage in transit.