How can you avoid the common pitfalls when navigating the complexities of personal injury limitation periods?
Personal Injury Limitation Law, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and practical guide to the law of limitation periods in personal injury actions. Pitfalls and problems are highlighted and the limitation periods and service rules are clearly explained, ensuring that you never issue or serve proceedings outside the legal time limits.
This new edition has been substantially reworked to render it accessible and user friendly whilst maintaining depth of analysis. For ease and speed of use, each chapter is supplemented by summaries of the key cases for that topic. Part 2 contains all the relevant legislation.
New coverage includes landmark cases, explaining and analysing their impact on practice:
- Collins v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Court of Appeal, 2014) – an asbestos-related lung cancer case of 'seminal importance in relation to long tail industrial disease claims'
- Platt v BRB (Residuary) Ltd (Court of Appeal, 2014) – examination of constructive knowledge in the context of limitation in disease cases
- RE v GE (2015) – consideration of the court's discretion, conferred by section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 in the context of a sexual abuse case
- Abela v Baadarani (Supreme Court, 2013) – highlights an important shift of emphasis away from the traditional approach to service out of the jurisdiction and considerations of national sovereignty, and towards a more practical and pragmatic approach
- Barton v Wright Hassall (Supreme Court, 2018) – a crucial judgment regarding whether litigants in person should be granted a special status in civil litigation
With a unique combination of key guidance and information, vital notes and summaries, plus all the relevant legislation and court rules in one place, this is an essential text for all personal injury solicitors and barristers, and will also be helpful to insurance companies.
"Warmly recommended to all personal injury lawyers who would prefer to avoid being sued for negligence" Journal of Personal Injury Litigation*
"Practical and accessible...a valuable source of information and wisdom on this difficult subject" Medico-Legal Journal*
“Reaches the parts of the law of limitation that other books have not reached”
New Law Journal*
Andrew Roy and Nina Ross are both barristers at 12 King's Bench Walk. They are personal injury specialists with extensive experience in limitation matters.
*Review of a previous edition