Matthew and others v Sedman and others

Claim form – Limitation. The appellants' appeal against a calculation of the limitation period for a claim against trustees failed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the judge had not erred in as to the limitation date for legal action for the claim. In considering when a deadline fell, a 'midnight deadline' case was different from others in the sense that the deadline provided a categorical indication that the action had occurred by that point in time, rather than accruing on the day following midnight. For that reason, no fractions of a day arose.

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