Product Details
L13609-E8
Book
hardcover
2018-06-30
Sweet & Maxwell (U.K.)

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Limitation Periods, 8th Edition
GBP£ 230*
Description

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.
 

  • Provides guidance on time limitations in all areas of law, from preliminary issues to proceedings.
  • In a notoriously complex and confusing area of law - with over 150 statutory time limits appropriate to specific causes of action - this time-proven title cuts through the complexity to focus on what you need to know, saving you research and planning time.
  • Tells when time starts to run, how long the limitation period is, and the consequences of expiry in differing circumstances - therefore helps the practitioner manage casework so that actions are begun within the required period.
  • Although with the expiry of the limitation period the conventional remedy is barred, the plaintiff's right is not extinguished. The book points out the options still available on expiry and the many exceptions to the rules that may apply.
  • The chapters are arranged so that actions in different areas of law are dealt with separately. The chapter on Disability, for example, explains the disabilities covered and the protections provided for the running (and stopping) of limitation periods for such persons.
  • All procedural matters are covered, with separate chapters on, for example, Pleading Questions (examining the issues arising from the pleading of a limitation point: how and when to plead, burden of proof, foregoing the statute, estoppel, etc.) and Procedural Delays.
  • Analyses the judgments in new case law and explains the implications for future actions and decisions.
  • Important cases covered include: personal injury cases like the Atomic Veterans case and the overruling of Stubbings v Webb; the ECHR decision in Pye v United Kingdom; the overruling of Walkley v Precision Forgings Ltd; and numerous cases on the interaction of limitation with the Insolvency Act.
  • Covers European and international limitation period issues
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