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Tort LawText, Cases, and Materials

Tort Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn)

Jenny Steele
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date: 29 February 2024

p. 5058. Limitation and Contributionlocked

p. 5058. Limitation and Contributionlocked

  • Jenny SteeleJenny SteeleProfessor of Law, University of York

Abstract

All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter examines the principles of contribution and their effect on the remedies that can be obtained by a successful claimant, as well as the statutory rules of ‘limitation’ that govern the time-barring of claims. The liability of more than one party for ‘the same damage’ is discussed, together with the apportionment of responsibility for the damage. Relevant provisions found in the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 and the Limitation Act 1980 are also considered.

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