Most legal actions have limitation periods which prevent actions being commenced after a specified period has elapsed. This has caused difficulty in what are known as “historic child sexual abuse cases” where the victim, as an adult, makes a complaint many years after the incident.
The NSW Government has now passed into law an amendment to the Limitation Act which removes any limitation period for “child abuse ” cases as defined in the Act. It is important to note that the Act still allows a Court to prevent proceedings where the lapse of time will cause prejudice to the defendant that is so serious a fair trial could not be possible.
Our firm has experience in advising in personal injury matters of all sorts and it is important to note that all of these matters have varying limitation periods which are strictly enforced. Please contact Geoff Lloyd at our Camden office in you require any further information in this area.