How long have I got to bring a claim?

Year Published: 2015

A claim founded on simple contract (that is, a contract not contained in a ‘deed’), has a limitation period of six years from the date of accrual. This means that a claim for breach of contract brought after six years will almost always fail.

A defendant will generally have a cast-iron defence to any claim for which the limitation period has expired, no matter how strong the original claim was.


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