Mortgage Express (an unlimited company) v Countrywide Surveyors Ltd

Limitation of action – Period of limitation. A judge had determined that a standstill agreement between the parties, which provided that time would be suspended for the purposes of any limitation defence in relation to claims made by the claimant, did not have the effect of suspending time in relation to the claimant's claims in deceit. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the claimant's appeal as, on the proper construction of that agreement, the claims in dishonesty arose indirectly from the background to the claims as set out in the agreement.

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