Well the big day came and even if you didn’t wake up to find your house strewn with red roses, you can’t have avoided the fact that it was Valentine’s Day.  There was one sure way to notice, and that was the number of shops selling Easter Eggs and Mother’s Day cards, with anything romantic and red having been delegated to the bargain bins and all the chocolate hearts being close to their sell by date.

Sell by dates are important in law too.  A case can go “off” in much the same way as yesterday’s milk, but we don’t have the benefit of a best before date printed on the papers.  Working out how long you’ve got to bring a claim is quite straight forward.  However, knowing when to start counting from can be much harder.

There are all kinds of rules about when you knew or should reasonably have been aware that you had a claim and you can often end up arguing over whether you have the right to bring a claim before you even get around to arguing over the claim itself.

The best way to avoid this is to consult a solicitor at the earliest opportunity.  So if you think you might want to pursue someone, but you don’t know what the time limit is, contact me at stephanie@kleymansolicitors.com.  We can arrange tea and a chat before Father’s Day comes around.

Kleyman & Co Solicitors – the full service law firm – we’ll never go off.