Many contracts require contractual rights to be exercised within a particular timeframe. What if you miss the deadline, but there was some justification for your delay? Should you be allowed extra time?
The Court of Appeal recently looked at these issues in the case of Joseph v Deloitte. Although Mr Joseph didn't manage to persuade the Court that he should have had longer to exercise his rights, the arguments he used are likely to be relevant to other cases involving missed deadlines and very slightly different facts could have led to a wholly different outcome.