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Time to sue: The law of limitation periods

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Are there time limits on when you can sue? Read about what limitation periods are, and how they work.

WHAT ARE LIMITATION PERIODS?

Limitation periods in the law impose time limits within which types of civil proceedings should ordinarily be commenced. In commercial litigation, statutes of limitations impose most of the limitation periods. In Queensland, the statute of limitations is the Limitation of Actions Act 1974.

There are other time limits imposed under the law, but this article concerns time limits imposed under statutes of limitations, particularly the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (Qld).
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