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6.15 Claims for Compensation - 1930 Act


The requirements for claims for compensation under the 1930 Act (S16) differ substantially from those of the SRCA (S54). They do, however, bear a reasonable similarity to the 1971 Act before the 1 July 1986 amendments to that Act (see 6.14.2). The principal difference from the SRCA is that a time limit of six months applies to making a claim for compensation. However, if the time limit is not met by the client, a proper claim can be deemed in certain circumstances (e.g. mistake, reasonable cause).

In relation to the form of claim, Delegates should follow procedures which are consistent with those for claims under the 1988 Act.