Barkhuizen v Napier Case' CCT 72/05 [2007] ZACC

Show simple item record Kuschke, Birgit 2009-05-18T07:14:38Z 2009-05-18T07:14:38Z 2008
dc.description.abstract It is with a collective sigh of relief that lawyers and insurance companies take note that the saga of Barkhuizen and Napier has finally come to an end by the judgment of the Constitutional Court. The issue at the heart of the matter is the extent of the impact that the Constitution has on the contractual relationship between individuals, and the constitutionality of contractual provisions that limit a person’s right of access to the courts. Time bar clauses that change prescription periods are not foreign to insurance or other contracts. Their purpose is to curb inordinate delays, procrastination and the protraction of disputes, and to bring about economic certainty and business efficiency. The time agreed upon should however not be so insufficient as to prevent the proper exercise of the right of access to the courts. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kuschke, B 2008, 'Barkhuizen v Napier Case' CCT 72/05 [2007] ZACC, De Jure, vol. 2, pp. 463-468. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1466-3597
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher LexisNexis en_US
dc.rights LexisNexis en_US
dc.subject Barkhuizen v Napier en_US
dc.subject Insurance contracts en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insurance policies en_US
dc.title Barkhuizen v Napier Case' CCT 72/05 [2007] ZACC en_US
dc.type Article en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record