*R.G. Carter Building Ltd v Kier Business Services Ltd (formerly Mouchel Business Services Ltd)

Building contract – Contribution claim. On the proper construction of s 10(4) of the Limitation Act 1980, the time for bringing a claim to recover a contribution under the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 only started to run from the date of a 'binding' agreement as to the amount of the compensation payment. The Technology and Construction Court held that, on the facts, the claimant company's claim for a contribution from the defendant company, following the claimant's settlement of a construction dispute with a local authority, was not statute-barred.

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