Limitation of Actions - The Laws of Australia, 4th Edition is the leading text on limitation periods in Australia. This comprehensive work is an essential reference for all Australian practitioners as a matter of professional compliance and risk management. The portable and user-friendly format is designed to save time for the busy practitioner, without compromising depth of analysis. The quick-reference Table of Limitation of Actions, featured in this work, summarises the limitation periods for different classes of claims in each State and Territory, and has proven to be a valuable research tool for practitioners, the judiciary and academics alike. The 4th Edition has been updated to include case law developments (including Prince Alfred College v ADC  HCA 37 and Alcan Gove v Zabic  HCA 33) since the 3rd Edition published in 2012. Current to 1 August 2017, this edition also covers the move to abolish limitation periods for sexual abuse in certain jurisdictions. Author Peter Handford, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Western Australia, is renowned in the field of limitation of actions. This material is also published as part of Title 5 "Civil Procedure" of The Laws of Australia legal encyclopaedia.