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Personal Injury Limitation Law

By: Frank Burton QC, Andrew Roy
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Published: 28-02-2013
Format: Paperback
Edition: 3rd
Extent: 890
ISBN: 9781847669841
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 248 x 156 mm
RRP : £90.00
 

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About Personal Injury Limitation Law

The updated, comprehensive and practical guide to the law of limitation periods in personal injury actions

In Personal Injury Limitation Law pitfalls and problems are highlighted and the limitation periods are clearly outlined. All this ensures that practitioners never issue or serve proceedings outside the legal time limits.
User-friendly sections.

For ease and speed of use, this accessible book is divided into three user-friendly sections. Part one deals with the subject in depth and detail, and works as a highly practical reference guide covering all aspects of PI limitation law. Part two offers more than 400 major case summaries, both reported and unreported, and Part three contains all relevant legislation and rules.

Only Personal Injury Limitation Law offers this unique combination of key guidance and information, vital notes and summaries, plus all the relevant legislation and court rules in one user-friendly single source reference book.

The third edition has been updated to include coverage of:
The updated rules on service implemented since the second edition;
A v Hoare;
B v Ministry of Defence (the Atomic Veteran Litigation);
Cain v Francis;
B v Nugent Care Society;
Aktas v Adepta.

The new edition contains detailed analysis of these landmark cases together with explanations of how they apply in practice.

Updated chapters:
This third edition includes a rewritten 'Service' chapter to reflect updated service rules. It discusses how to bring proceedings in time, in the context of bulk issue centres and straightened court resources. In addition, the case summaries section has been greatly expanded to provide a comprehensive compendium of all recent relevant decisions.

Who should buy this book?
The helpful summaries and concentration on personal injury, not present in other titles on limitation law, make this is an essential title for personal injury practitioners, both solicitors and junior barristers. Those who work in personal injury insurance will also find this a useful purchase.

Previous edition ISBN 9781845922979

Table Of Contents

Part 1:
1 History and policy (Limitation Acts 1623–1980);
2 The primary limitation period (sections 2, 5 and 11);
3 The claimant's date of knowledge (section 14);
4 Disability and concealment (sections 28 and 32);
5 Discretion to disapply limitation periods (section 33);
6 Fatal cases (sections 11, 12 and 13);
7 Amendments/new claims in pending actions (section 35);
8 Special time limits (section 39, CICB, MIB);
9 Bringing and serving proceedings;
10 Remedies under the CPR: extending time for service and dismissing claims;
Part 2:
Index to cases;
Case summaries;
Appendix:
Index to Appendix;
Statutes.

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