Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2018] All ER (D) 136 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2017] UKPC 42
Court: Privy Council

Lord Neuberger, Lord Kerr, Lord Carnwath, Lord Hughes and Lord Hodge

Representation Howard Stevens QC, John Carrington QC and Katherine Deal (instructed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP) for the appellant.
  James Guthrie QC (instructed by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 18 December 2017


Limitation of action - Public authority - Employment relationship

The Case

Limitation of action Public authority. The six-month limitation period in s 2 of the Public Authorities Protection Act had no application where the obligation sued upon arose simply out of a relationship with the claimant which would be the same for any non-public person or body, and where there was no question of a public law challenge. Accordingly, the Privy Council, in allowing the appellant's appeal, held that the limitation did not apply to her claim against the government of the British Virgin Islands for personal injuries sustained during her employment as a nurse.

Practice Areas

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