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Professional negligence – Court of Appeal rules on limitation and the timing of loss

The Court of Appeal in Pegasus Management Holdings SCA & Anr v Ernst & Young & Anr [2010] EWCA Civ 181 has ruled that the limitation period for a claim for breach of duty against a professional adviser will run … Continue reading

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House of Lords rules on limitation: contingent liability not actual damage

In its second judgment on limitation in just over two months, in Law Society v Sephton & Co (a firm) [2006] UKHL 22, the House of Lords has ruled on when the basic six-year limitation period will start to run … Continue reading

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Extending the limitation period: House of Lords reins in claimants

A recent House of Lords judgment, Haward v Fawcetts (a firm) [2006] UKHL 9, has set out the basic principles for extending the limitation period in negligence actions where the claimant lacked knowledge of the relevant facts at the time … Continue reading

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Limitation: a game of chance?

A recent Court of Appeal judgment means bad news for defendants and their professional indemnity insurers seeking to defeat a “loss of chance” claim on limitation grounds. Josselyne Cohen v Kingsley Napley [2006] EWCA Civ 66 concerned a claim against … Continue reading

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