LIMITATION PERIODS, 8TH EDITION
Limitation Periods by Professor Andrew McGee is a well-established and definitive text now in its eighth edition. Professor McGee steers practitioners through the complexities of the law of limitations, giving detailed guidance in all areas of law from preliminary issues to proceedings. The book is designed to help bring an action in good time and remedy delays which may lead to striking out. The book covers European and international limitation issues.
Since the 7th edition in 2014 the law has continued to develop in a number of important areas. Coverage in the new edition includes:
- Grant v Hayes & Butters on the definition of ’cause of action’.
- Regional Court in Poznan (Poland) v Czubala on the time limits for giving of notices of appeal by public bodies against discharges from extradition proceedings under Pt 1 of the Extradition Act 2003.
Accrual of Cause of Action
- Maharaj v Johnson and Escott v Tunbridge Wells BC on continuing torts and the date from which time runs.
- Jacobs v Sesame Ltd on the question of the starting date in claims for investment misselling.
Discretionary Extension of Time
- Collins v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills on the question of the proper approach to discretionary extension of time under s.33.
- The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 s.108 increases the limitation period for a directors’ disqualification application from two years to three.
- Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction Plc on restitutionary claims.
- Les Laboratoires Servier v Apotex on the doctrine of ex turpi causa.
- R. (Best) v Chief Land Registrar on time limitations and criminal trespass.
- Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc v Baglan Abdullayevich Zhunus on Pt 36 Offers.
- Several cases on the possible application of estoppel in a limitation context.