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Equitable remedies

The time limits under the Limitation Act 1980 do not apply to any claim for specific performance of a contract, an injunction or any other equitable relief, except in so far as the court may apply any time limit by analogy (s 36(1)). Instead, the court applies equitable principles such as laches and acquiescence when deciding whether to refuse to grant such remedies and the Act does not interfere with the court’s equitable jurisdiction to do so (s 36(2)).