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Limitation Periods Notes

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Limitation Periods Time Limit "Promptly and in any event no more than 3 months from the date when the grounds for the application first arose"


1. Judicial Review

Provision r54.5(1)

1 year

1. Human Rights Act 1998

s7 HRA 1998

2 years

1. Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978

2. Claims for PI, or damage to vessel, cargo, or property, or PI to passengers at sea

s10 LA 1980 s190(3) Merchant Shipping Act 1995

3 years

1. Personal Injury (Whether s11 LA 1980 derived action is negligence, breach of duty, s12 LA 1980 statute etc)

2. Fatal Accidents Act 1976

6 years

1. General Tort (Unless Negligence, Latent Damage, Simple Tort, or PI)

2. Contract

3. Statutory Claims

4. Special Period for Latent Damage Negligence

5. Disability (With PI/Defamation exceptions)

s5 LA 1980 s9 LA 1980 s14A LA 1980 s28 LA 1980

10 years

1. Defective Products (Date s11A LA 1980 of supply) - NB: This is 3 years if death.

12 years

1. Action upon a Speciality

2. Land (Exc LRA 2002)

s8 LA 1980 s15 LA 1980

15 years

1. General Negligence (Excluding PI)

s14B LA 1980


1. Fraudulent Breach of Trust

s21(1)(a) LA 1980

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