Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 162 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2003] EWCA Civ 85
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Auld, Waller and Mantell LJJ

Representation Robert Owen QC and Phillip Turton (instructed by Uppal Taylor, Nottingham) for the claimants.
  Edward Faulks QC and Nicholas Fewtrell (instructed by Hill Dickinson) for the second defendant.
Judgment Dates: 12 February 2003


Limitation of actions - Limitation period - Time from which period runs - Knowledge of claimant - Claims relating to sexual, physical or emotional abuse at children's homes - Application of statutory provisions to such claims - Application of statutory provisions where conduct deliberate.

The Case

The Court of Appeal gave guidance on the application of ss11, 14 and 33 of the to claims involving sexual mistreatment and physical abuse crossing the line of reasonable discipline of young children in care homes and the like.

Practice Areas

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