Compensation deadline for victims of abuse extended

Previously, under the 1980 Limitation Act, claimants had to bring a claim for sexual assault within six years of their 18th birthday. Claims after this would not be considered by the courts. However, in negligence claims, the victims had only three years from their 18th birthday to start legal proceedings against their abuser's employers but the court could, at their discretion, allow some late cases.

The ruling will mean that for the first time the limitation period in both negligence and a

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