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The effect of limitation periods on counterclaims is governed by section 35 of the Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980). That provision has been described as ‘one of the most convoluted provisions in the entire law of limitations’: per Lord Collins in Roberts v Gill at , citing McGee, Limitation Periods (5th Edn).
By LA 1980, s 35, a set-off or counterclaim is treated as a separate claim and is deemed to have been made on the date when the original proceedings were commenced. The general rule is therefore
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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them. Practical completion also typically marks the start of the defects liability period/maintenance period.As explained below, practical completion is an
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.Note: this Practice Note does not deal with the
Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to parties who are, or may be presumed to be, acting in concert for the purposes of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code). In particular the
IntroductionShari'ah (also Sharia, Shariah or Shari’a) (literally, in Arabic, 'the path towards the watering place') or Islamic law is the legal system of the religion of Islam that sets out a system of duties or code of conduct for individuals to follow so that they may live their life in a
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