November 23rd, 2020 by James Goudie KC

In Test Claimants in Franked Investment Group Litigation v HMRC (2020) UKSC 47 the Supreme Court hols that (1) by a 4-3 majority, Section 32(1)(c) of the Limitation Act 1980 applies to mistakes of law, following Kleinwort Benson v Lincoln City Council (1999) 2 AC 349, and (2) time begins to run when the claimant discovers, or could with reasonable diligence discover, his mistake, in the sense of recognizing that a worthwhile claim arises, departing from Deutsche Morgan v IRC (2006) UKHL 49. The case is also of interest with respect to both cause of action and issue estoppel.

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