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Hallam-Eames –v- Merrett Syndicates Ltd Merrett Ernst & Whinney

13th Jan 1995

(1996) 5 Re LR 110; [2001] Lloyd’s Rep PN 178

Limitation – Knowledge – Constructive knowledge – Claims by Lloyd’s Names in negligence in respect of losses incurred in writing US casualty business – Claims prima facie barred by six-year limitation period in Limitation Act 1980 – Whether Names could rely upon section 14A of Act – Whether Names had “knowledge required for bringing an action for damages in respect of the relevant damage” – Whether Names could reasonably have been expected to acquire knowledge required from documents sent to Names more than three years before issue of writ – Limitation Act 1980 section 14(A).

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