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Law Lords make landmark ruling in statute limitations act

14th Sep 2008 | in Legal, Justice & Court

Law Lords issue landmark ruling

Convicted rapist who later won £7m on the National Lottery could be sued by his victim

The Lords backed four other appeals and their decision could allow a number of other cases to be brought

Mrs A v Iorworth Hoare: Claimant was the victim of an attempted rape by Hoare in Leeds in 1988
C v Middlesbrough Council: Claimant was sexually abused between 1982 and 1988 between the ages of 10 to 16 at a council-managed school
H v Suffolk County Council: H claims he was sexually abused while resident at a school managed by the council
X and Y v Wandsworth: X and Y both allege they were sexually abused between 1984 and 1987 at a council-managed school
Young v Catholic Care and the Home Office: The claimant alleges sexual abuse at a school and detention centre

The ruling was made on the statute limitations act January 2008


  • On 15th Oct 2008 at 07:42 AM brian clare said...

    could someone tell me who the prociding judges were in the above case please.
    the reason i ask is that paul middleton roys name as been mentioned and he was my soliceter on the witherwack house case

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