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PI Practitioner, April 2019

16/04/19. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

This month we consider the case of Peter Matthew & 5 others v (1) Barrie Sedman (2) Thomas William Hallam (3) Peter James Roberts [2019] EWCA Civ 475 which concerned limitation periods. The claim concerned an allegation that former trustees had failed to make a claim under a scheme of arrangement by midnight on the last day for submitting claims. The fundamental question was: did the relevant cause of action arise at midnight, or just after the midnight deadline expired and therefore during the next day?

At first instance, the Judge held that when a cause of action was...

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