Limitation Update (May 2004, Simon Edwards)

Limitation Update (May 2004, Simon Edwards)


“Recently, the Courts have been looking at three areas of limitation law and practice.  One is when it is permissible to introduce a new claim in pending proceedings after the limitation period has ended, the second is the date when the limitation period begins to run in negligence cases, especially in relation to claims for damages for professional negligence and the third is at what date does the claimant acquire sufficient knowledge for the limitation period to begin to run against him either in a personal injury action or where the claimant is relying on section 14A Limitation Act 1980 (latent damage).  We will look at each of these areas of limitation law and practice in turn…”

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