Aldi Stores Ltd v Holmes Buildings Plc: CA 1 Dec 2003

What makes a claim a ‘new claim’ as defined in section 35(2) of the Limitation Act 1980 is not the newness of the case according to the type or quantum of the remedy claimed, but the newness of the cause of action that it involves. A cause of action is a set of facts that enable one person to obtain a remedy from another; as opposed to a form of action used as a convenient and succinct description of a particular category of factual situation.
Auld, Hale and Dyson LJJ
[2003] EWCA Civ 1882
Limitation Act 1980 35(2)
England and Wales
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Updated: 02 April 2021; Ref: scu.191208