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From what point does the limitation period in respect of a negligent misstatement claim run?

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Published on LexisPSL on 26/04/2018

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  • From what point does the limitation period in respect of a negligent misstatement claim run?
  • Limitation periods for claims in tort
  • Limitation periods for negligent misstatement claims
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From what point does the limitation period in respect of a negligent misstatement claim run?

Limitation periods for claims in tort

A negligent misstatement claim is a tort action. In general, the limitation period for torts are governed by section 2 of the Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980) and a party accordingly has a period of six years within which to bring their claim.

For more general information on LA 1980 and the principal imitation periods that apply, see Practice Notes: Limitation Act 1980—general application (in particular, the section ‘Determining the limitation period’) and Limitation—the principal limitation periods.

Limitation periods for negligent misstatement claims

As set out in Practice Note: Limitation—tort claims, calculating when time starts to run in tort claims depends on whether a

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