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Publication date: November, 2019

This activity has assisted other people in the following competencies: Technical legal practice

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This webinar will provide an overview of the law relating to limitation, in particular looking at the limitation periods and when time starts to run in a variety of common claims. Particular attention will be paid to difficult areas such as the “date of knowledge” in personal injury claims.

We will then move on to consider strategies that may be used when a claim is out of time and thus can only proceed at the discretion of the court. We will look at the relevant statutory provision (section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980) and subsequent case law to consider how best to approach an application for discretion.

The webinar will include:

  • Limitation periods in contract law
  • Limitation periods in negligence claims
  • Overview of limitation periods in other civil claims
  • When limitation starts to run under s11 Limitation Act 1980
  • The criteria for assessing discretion under s33 Limitation Act 1980
  • Subsequent case law on s33
  • Strategies for succeeding in applications for discretion


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Fred Motson

Fred Motson is a barrister (non-practising) with over a decade of experience in teaching in higher education, including extensive experience in teaching professional practice courses. He currently teaches across a variety of subjects and courses at BPP (London) and the University of Buckingham.

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