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When does the Statute of Limitations start to run in negligence

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When does the Statute of Limitations start to run in negligence where in 2003 a taxation
point was missed in advice and has only now been discovered?
Most grateful for a comment.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.

Hello,

As the possible negligence has only just been discovered, the limitation period is 3 years from the date of discovery of the negligence or 3 years from the date that thenegligence ought to have been reasonably discovered.

So, if you could not have reasonably discovered the "latent damage" previously, then the limitation is 3 years from the date of discovery.

In any event, the claim will be time barred if not brought within 15 years of the 2003 date.

Hope this helps

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