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Matthew and others (Appellants) v Sedman and others (Respondent)

Case ID: UKSC 2019/0080

Case summary


Should Friday 3 June 2011 have been included or excluded for the purposes of limitation and, consequently, is the Appellants’ claim against the Respondents time-barred?


The Respondents were trustees of a trust which could make a claim under a scheme of arrangement. They failed to make a claim on or before the bar date under the scheme of arrangement, which was midnight on Thursday 2 June 2011. The Appellants issued a claim form on Monday 5 June 2017 seeking a remedy from the Respondents for their failure to make the claim. In response, the Respondents argued that the Appellants’ claim was brought after the expiry of the relevant limitation periods.

Judgment appealed

[2019] EWCA Civ 475



Matthew and others


Sedman and others



Lord Hodge, Lady Arden, Lord Sales, Lord Burrows, Lord Stephens

Hearing start date

19 January 2021

Hearing finish date

19 January 2021

Watch hearing
19 Jan 2021 Morning session Afternoon session

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