Legal Certainty and Limitation

January 30th, 2020 by James Goudie KC

In FMX v HRMC (2020) UK SC 1 the Supreme Court considered the fundamental principle of legal certainty of general application in EU law.  This includes that where national legislative provisions appear to allow legal action without any time limit, then the principle of legal certainty requires it to be done within a reasonable time (paragraph 45, per Lord Briggs).

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