Time limits for bringing a small claim

Some examples of time periods which you should bear in mind when bringing a claim include,

1. If your claim is based on Contract then you must bring your action against your opponent within 6 years of the date of the breach of contract. However for certain types of contract the period can be extended to 12 years (e.g. where the contract is in the form of a Deed).

2. If your claim is based on the Negligence of your opponent then again your action must be brought within 6 years. The 6 years start to run from the date of the Negligence.

3. For Personal Injury claims including Fatal Accidents involving death the time period is 3 years. The 3 years runs from the date of the injury/death or the date you first learnt about the injury/death. If you were under 18 at the time then the 3 years runs from when you reach 18. See Accident Claims Time Limits
 

Judgment in Default

Small Claims Court

 

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