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High Court: Defendant estopped from relying on Statute of Limitations following admission of liability and settlement requests

High Court: Defendant estopped from relying on Statute of Limitations following admission of liability and settlement requests

The High Court has held that a defendant was estopped from relying on the Statute of Limitations 1957 based on a clear and unequivocal admission of liability prior to the institution of personal injuries proceedings. The defendant had attempted to enter settlement negotiations with the plaintiff’s solicitor prior to the expiration of two years to bring the claim but no settlement occurred.

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