Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984
Produced in partnership with Anneliese Day QC of Fountain Court Chambers and Thomas Ogden of 4 New Square
Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note Produced in partnership with Anneliese Day QC of Fountain Court Chambers and Thomas Ogden of 4 New Square provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984
  • The general principle
  • The application of law relating to limitation
  • Exception—public policy (s 2(1))
  • Undue hardship (s 2(2))
  • Exception—Rome I and Rome II Regulations
  • The impact of the EU Mediation Directive—FLPA 1984, s 1A
  • Impact of the Consumer ADR Regulations—FLPA 1984, s 1B
  • Foreign judgments on limitation points
  • The meaning of law relating to limitation
  • more

Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering:

  1. which applicable law to apply—for more information, see: Cross border considerations—checklist—Applicable law—Brexit specific

  2. which courts have jurisdiction to determine a dispute—for more information, see: Cross border considerations—checklist—Jurisdiction—Brexit specific

  3. cross border mediation—for more information, see: Cross border considerations—checklist—Settlement—Brexit specific

This Practice Note refers to the following provisions:

  1. FLPA 1984—Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984

  2. LA 1980—Limitation Act 1980

  3. AA 1996—Arbitration Act 1996

  4. PIL(MP)A 1995—Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995

  5. Rome I—Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I)

  6. Rome II—Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Rome II)

  7. Rome Convention—Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome Convention)

  8. Mediation Directive—Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and Council on mediation in civil and commercial matters

  9. Directive on consumer ADR—Directive 2013/11/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC (Directive on consumer ADR)

  10. Regulation on consumer ODR—Regulation (EU) No 524/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21