There is scarcely any field of law or any remedy which is not subject to some form of limitation period in respect of either the bringing of a claim or the enforcement of a right. An appreciation of the nature of limitation rules and their application is, therefore, of everyday significance to most legal practitioners and essential to all practices. Limitation provisions are part of the substantive law of England and Wales and necessarily affect the rights of those seeking legal advice.
Law of Limitation combines an explanation of the law with practical guidance on the most common situations that practitioners face. Written from a practitioner's point of view, it contains specialist sections covering contract, land, personal injury and clinical negligence, tort, equity, administrative law, fraud, concealment, mistake and disability, procedure, miscellaneous limitation periods as well all relevant legislation, consultation papers and law commission reports.