What Does ‘Time-Barred’ Mean?
If something is time-barred, it means that the time set for carrying out a particular action has elapsed. For example, many standard forms of building contract have a time bar clause which states that no extension of time will be given unless a notice of delay is submitted by the contractor within 28 days of the delaying event becoming known. Therefore, if no notice has been submitted by the Contractor within the 28 day period the Contractor’s claim for an extension of time is said to be time-barred. Of course, that is just an example and there may be other factors to be taken into account when considering the entitlement to an extension of time……… more