All claims have what is known as a ‘limitation date’. Should you fail to bring a claim within the relevant limitation period it will become statute-barred and will be lost forever.


Generally, a claim for professional negligence must be commenced at Court within 6 years of the date of the negligent act/loss, or within 3 years of the date of knowledge. Ultimately, the legal test for ascertaining the correct date of knowledge is that when a reasonable person ought to have recognised that there was a risk that negligence had occurred. Also, there is a 15 year longstop within which a claim must be brought.


If at all you are uncertain as to whether your claim is still in time or not, then do not hesitate to contact our Professional Negligence experts on 01256 844888.

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