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The following table includes the principal types of action and details the number of years within which such a claim can be brought under the Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980), noting relevant statutory provisions and authorities as appropriate.
Note that the table is not exhaustive. It focuses on the actions that are most likely to be of interest to a dispute resolution practitioner and does not cover certain very specific claims, for example subsequent conversions of goods (LA 1980, s 3), although these are set out in the LA 1980.
For further information on the principal types of claims, see Practice Notes:
Limitation—professional negligence claims
Limitation—constructive trust claims
See also Practice Notes:
Limitation Act 1980—general application, for guidance on how to determine a limitation period (ie when time runs from and when time stops running), and
Limitation—extensions of time under the Limitation Act 1980, Limitation—latent damage and Limitation—fraud, deliberate concealment and mistake for potential ways in which the limitation period applicable to a claim might be postponed or extended under LA 1980
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