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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 14 Dec 2020

Court permits belated substitution of defendant professionals

The decision in Powis Street Estates (No 3) Ltd v (1) Wallace LLP (2) Cradick Retail LLP [2020] EWHC 1692 is a reminder of the risks to solicitors in…

4 Pump Court | United Kingdom | 27 Nov 2020

Supreme Court Corrects Mistake in Limitation

This tax decision of the Supreme Court will be of interest not just to tax specialists but to a broad range of civil practitioners. The decision…

DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 18 Aug 2020

Limitation in Scottish Abuse Claim Considered by the High Court

The effect of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017, and whether a claim for historic abuse in Scotland should be allowed to proceed in…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 10 Aug 2020

Our success in the Court of Appeal

We are really pleased to have won in the Court of Appeal in Holt v Holley & Steer [2020] EWCA Civ 851. The case provides new guidance on the…

Stevens & Bolton LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Jun 2020

Time is money - a reminder of the importance of limitation periods when pursuing claims

A recent case in the High Court has reaffirmed the critical importance of time limits in litigation, with a claim against Royal Bank of Scotland…

Clyde & Co LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Dec 2019

Limitation and joint enterprise - Young v Downey

The Claimant was the daughter of a British soldier, and as a child, heard the Hyde Park bomb detonate from her nursery. She witnessed the injured…

Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 29 Nov 2019

Claimants fall foul of time bar restrictions in lender overvaluation case

In Howard and another v Bank of Scotland plc [2019] a claim by borrowers alleging that their lender negligently overvalued their property, was struck…

DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 31 Oct 2019

Is limitation still arguable in historic abuse claims?

The question of whether a limitation defence may defeat a claim for abuse many years ago has been considered by the Court in its recent judgment in…

Tay & Partners | Malaysia, United Kingdom | 26 Aug 2019

What’s new on the block: the limitation (amendment) act 2018

The Limitation (Amendment) Act 2018 ("Amendment Act"), which was passed by the Malaysian Parliament on 4 April 2018, will finally come into force on…

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP | Canada | 19 Aug 2019

Presley v Van Dusen: Implications for Limitations Defenses for Multiple Construction Defendants

Earlier this year the Court of Appeal released its decision in Presley v Van Dusen[1] (“Presley”) which considers, among other things, the “proper…
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