Start date
01 October 1986
04 473 3453
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Project Overview

This project examines the Limitation Act 1950 and makes recommendations on changes needed to it. The principal recommendation is that the 1950 Act is repealed and replaced with a new Limitation Defences Act of wide application and with three central features: a defence based on a standard limitation period of three years; extension of the three year period in certain circumstances, in particular where a claimant shows absence of knowledge of essential facts relevant to the claim; and a further defence based on a long stop limitation period of 5 years.