legal

Information typeKeep forKeep fromLegislation or business reason
Social Care – special educational needsTill age 25Date of birthLimitation Act 1980
Social Care – private law files6 yearsDate of last documentLimitation Act 1980
Social Care – children case correspondence6 yearsDate of last documentLimitation Act 1980
Social Care – children court bundlesUntil youngest child's 25th birthdayCreation of first documentPotential for further litigation during minority
Social Care – adult court bundles6 yearsLast itemLimitation Act 1980
Social Care – adult case correspondence6 yearsDate of last documentLimitation Act 1980
Social Care – adult correspondence6 yearsLast itemLimitation Act 1980
Social Care – adoption case correspondenceYoungest child's 18th birthdayCreation of first documentLocal decision. Potential for further litigation during minority
Planning – modification ordersLife of planning consentCreation
Planning – advice6 yearsCreationLimitation Act 1980
Planning – 106 agreements12 yearsCompletion of obligationLimitation Act 1980
Pensions appeals – Stage 23 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980
Insurance – in case of minors3 yearsAfter 21st birthdayLimitation Act 1980
Insurance – adults6 yearsCase closureLimitation Act 1980
Traffic regulation orders – sealed originalsPermanentCreationLimitation Act 1980 and Law Society guidance
Traffic regulation orders legal files6 yearsComing into forceLimitation Act 1980
Highways – Sections 38 and 27812 yearsDate of adoptionLimitation Act 1980
Highways – public rights of wayPermanentCreationLimitation Act 1980
Highways – New Roads and Street Works Act prosecutions6 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980
Highways – advice given6 yearsCreationLimitation Act 1980
Highways – diversion/stopping up ordersPermanentCreationLimitation Act 1980
Highways – APC notices6 yearsRelease of moneyLimitation Act 1980
Employment – tribunal claims6 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980
Employment – special projects6 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980
Employment – grievance appeals6 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980
Employment – dismissal appeals6 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980
Employment – contracts6 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980
Education – prosecutions6 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980
Education – advice to schools/colleges6 yearsCreationLimitation Act 1980
Conveyancing – tenancy/lease12 yearsAfter cessation of tenancy or leaseLimitation Act 1980
Conveyancing – property aquisition and disposal12 yearsAfter property soldLimitation Act 198o
Conveyancing – mortgages12 yearsAfter mortgage repaidLimitation Act 1980
Conveyancing – freehold title deedsUntil interest in property ceasesWhen interest in property beginsLimitation Act 1980
Contracts/procurement – other agreements6 yearsDate of completionLimitation Act 1980
Contracts/procurement – agreements under seal12 yearsDate of completionLimitation Act 1980
Complaints6 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980
Civil litigation6 yearsSettlement of matterLimitation Act 1980