Session 1: Limitation and deliberate concealment – David Halpern KC and Anthony Jones

28 February 2024

It has been a momentous year in the law of deliberate concealment as a ground for extending the limitation period. The Supreme Court in Canada Square v Potter has removed 20 years of excrescences added by the lower courts. Further major developments include Primeo Fund in the Privy Council and other significant cases.

David Halpern KC and Anthony Jones discuss s.32 of the Limitation Act 1980 with particular focus on recent developments. This is relevant to all litigators who have to grapple with the thorny issues surrounding deliberate concealment and other grounds for extending limitation periods.

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