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Excuses for delay

Postby megaman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:22 am

I understand that Limitation Act 1980 covers most time limits for civil cases.
however it does not cover valid reasons for bringing an out of date claim.

What sort of reasons are valid?
and where would i begin researching this sort of law (any key statues or cases on the matter)
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Re: Excuses for delay

Postby atticus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:15 am

Hold on, aren't/weren't you a law student? There are whole text books on limitation. The main legislation is the Limitation Act 1980.

There have been many decided cases. Go to the http://www.swarb.co.uk database and search.
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Re: Excuses for delay

Postby theycantdothat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:36 pm

The main exceptions are set out in section 32 of the Limitation Act 1980 and are fraud, concealment and mistake. For all exceptions see Part II of the Act: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/58/part/II

It is important to bear in mind that action must be taken within a reasonable time; the limitation period, whether extended or not, is no more than the period during which the action must be taken.
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Re: Excuses for delay

Postby atticus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:42 pm

I understood the OP to have been asking about the Court's exercise of discretion to extend time.
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