Limitation Periods. 9th Edition by Professor Andrew McGee | 2022


Limitation Periods. 9th Edition by Professor Andrew McGee | 2022

Author Professor Andrew McGee
Publication Date Jul 2022
ISBN 9780414104044
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell

Professor Andrew McGee's Limitation Periods, now in its ninth edition, is a well-known and authoritative text. Professor McGee provides thorough instruction in all legal areas, from initial issues to litigation, to help practitioners navigate the complexity of the law of limitations. The goal of the book is to encourage prompt action and eliminate any delays that can result in failure. European and international limitation issues are covered throughout the book.

  • gives instructions on time restrictions in all areas of law, from initial issues to legal actions.
  • This time-tested title cuts through the complexity to focus on what you need to know, saving you research and preparation time. This field of law is notoriously complex and perplexing, with over 150 statutory time limits appropriate to specific causes of action.
  • It helps the practitioner manage casework so that actions are started within the specified time frame by stating when time starts to run out, how long the limitation period is, and the repercussions of expiry in different circumstances.
  • The plaintiff's right is not lost even when the traditional remedy is no longer available due to the passing of the limitation period. The book lists the options that remain open after expiration as well as the numerous possible exceptions to the regulations.
  • The chapters are organized such that they deal with various legal proceedings individually. For instance, the chapter on Disability describes the conditions covered and the safeguards offered for the running (and ending) of restriction periods for such individuals.
  • With separate chapters on, for instance, Pleading Questions (considering the issues emerging from the pleading of a limitation point: how and when to plead, burden of proof, foregoing the statute, estoppel, etc.) and Procedural Delays, all procedural topics are handled.
  • analyzes recent case law decisions and explains the implications for actions and judgments to come. Examples include the Supreme Court decision in Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation v. Revenue and Customs Commissioners and the Court of Appeal decision in Matthew v. Sedman.
  • Describes European, including post-Brexit changes, and global limitation period difficulties.

Table of Contents of Limitation Periods. 9th Edition:

  1. Definition, Background and Policy
  2. The Running and Expiry of Time
  3. The Relevance of the Remedy
  4. Categorisation
  5. Actions Founded on Tort
  6. The Latent Damage Act 1986
  7. The Consumer Protection Act 1987
  8. Personal Injuries and Defamation
  9. Judicial Review and Other Crown Proceedings
  10. Accrual of Cause of Action in Contract
  11. Actions to Recover Sums Due Under Statute
  12. Personal Property
  13. Real Property
  14. Trustees and Personal Representatives
  15. Contribution
  16. Arbitration
  17. Miscellaneous Cases
  18. Acknowledgment and Part-payment
  19. Disability
  20. Fraud, Concealment and Mistake
  21. Pleading Questions
  22. Procedural Delays
  23. Section 35
  24. The Merchant Shipping Act 1995
  25. The Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984
  26. The Carriage Statutes
  27. Other Statutes
  28. European Law
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