Regina v Secretary of State for Transport, ex parte Factortame (No 7): TCC 27 Nov 2000

Breaches of articles in the European Treaty by the UK government were tortious in nature, and the appropriate limitation period for claiming was governed by section 2 (six years). The government had failed to allow European fishing vessels into its waters, and had made itself liable for damages. Once this became clear, applicants sought to add new heads of losses, and other parties sought to add their claims. They were however to be prevented from doing so, being out of time.


His Honour Judge John Toulmin Cmg Qc


Gazette 22-Mar-2001, Times 10-Jan-2001, [2001] 1 WLR 942


Limitation Act 1980 2


England and Wales

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The claimant represented the interests of copyright holders, and complained that the defendant had failed to implement the Directive properly, leaving them unable properly to collect royalties in the music rental market. The respondent argued that . .
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Limitation, European

Updated: 10 April 2022; Ref: scu.87967