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How does the Limitation Act 1980 affect contracts for the supply of energy?

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Published on LexisPSL on 09/05/2019

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  • How does the Limitation Act 1980 affect contracts for the supply of energy?

The Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980) is the key statutory framework setting out the circumstances when a limitation defence may or may not be taken. For general guidance, see Practice Notes: Limitation Act 1980—general application and Limitation—the principal limitation periods.

LA 1980, s 5 is broadly understood to apply to simple contracts by way of default, when no other specific provision (under

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