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The Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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Overriding time limit for negligence actions not involving personal injuries

12.—(1) An action for damages for negligence, other than one to which Article 7 applies, may not be brought after the expiration of fifteen years from the date (or, if more than one, from the last of the dates) on which there occurred any act or omission—

(a)which is alleged to constitute negligence; and

(b)to which the damage in respect of which damages are claimed is alleged to be attributable (in whole or in part).

(2) This Article bars the right of action in a case to which paragraph (1) applies notwithstanding that—

(a)the cause of action has not yet accrued; or

(b)where Article 11 applies to the action, the date which is for the purposes of that Article the starting date for reckoning the period mentioned in paragraph (3)(b) of that Article has not yet occurred,

before the end of the time limit fixed by this Article.

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