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45. If a single publication rule were adopted, it may be considered that a longer limitation period from either the date of publication or the date of knowledge would help to offset any potential disadvantage to claimants. However, a longer period would be likely to increase the potential for evidential difficulties and disputes. This would be exacerbated if a ‘date of knowledge’ approach were used because ‘knowledge’ may only occur some time after publication. Also, in the absence of any evidence that the current one year period is causing significant problems, it is unclear what benefit a longer period would in itself provide.