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LIMITATION ACT


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Repeal and amendment  
   4.      Interpretation  
   5.      Saving for other enactments where limitation prescribed  
   5A.     No limitation period for child abuse actions  
   6.      Application to Crown  
   7.      Act not to affect rules of equity  
   8.      Provisions as to set-off or counter-claim  
   9.      Transitional provisions  

   PART II--PERIODS OF LIMITATION

           Division 1--Preliminary

   10.     Application of Part III  
   11.     Shortest period of limitation to apply  

           Division 2--General

   12.     Actions in contract, tort etc.  
   13.     Action for account  
   14.     Action upon deed  
   15.     Enforcement of judgment  
   16.     Recovery of penalty or forfeiture  
   17.     Actions under Compensation (Fatal Injuries) Act  
   18.     Enforcement of award of arbitrator  
   19.     Successive conversions, &c.  
   20.     Admiralty actions  
   21.     Equitable relief  
   22.     Arrears of income  
   23.     Terms of relief not to revive barred rights  
   24.     Contributions between tortfeasors  

           Division 3--Mortgages

   25.     Mortgage under Land Title Act  
   26.     Redemption  
   27.     Actions by mortgagee  
   28.     Action for interest  
   29.     Mortgagor not to account for irrecoverable interest  
   30.     Other remedies barred  

           Division 4--Trusts

   32.     Fraud on trust property  
   33.     Action for breach of trust  
   34.     Provision for future estates  
   35.     Beneficiaries other than plaintiff  

           Division 5--Mistake, &c.

   35A.    Application  
   35B.    Definition  
   35C.    Action for recovery of certain money paid under mistake, &c., before Limitation Amendment Act 1993  
   35D.    Action for recovery of certain money paid under mistake, &c., after Limitation Amendment Act 1993  
   35E.    Limitation period not to be extended  

   PART III--POSTPONEMENT OF THE BAR

           Division 1--Disability, confirmation, fraud and mistake

   36.     Time not to run where person under disability  
   37.     Appointment of tutor  
   38.     Notice to proceed  
   39.     Infants  
   40.     Form of notice  
   41.     Confirmation  
   42.     Rights of action based on fraud or deceit  
   43.     Mistake  

           Division 2--General extension of period of limitation

   44.     Extension of periods  

           Division 3--Extension of limitation period for defamation

   44A.    Extension of limitation period by court  
   44B.    Effect of order  
   44C.    Prior expiry of limitation period  

   PART IV--MISCELLANEOUS

           Division 1--Arbitration

   45.     Interpretation  
   46.     Application to arbitration  
   47.     Date when cause of action accrues  
   48.     Date of commencement of arbitration  

           Division 2--General

   48A.    Abrogation of rule in Weldon v Neal  
   49.     Joint rights of action  
   50.     Joint liability  
   51.     Regulations  

   PART V--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS

           Division 1--Transitional matters for Defamation Act 2006

   52.     Application of Act to actions for defamation  

           Division 2--Transitional matters for Limitation Amendment (Child Abuse) Act 2017

   53.     Interpretation  
   54.     Pre-existing judgments  
   55.     Proceedings begun before the commencement  
           SCHEDULE
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