Victim of historic sex abuse compensated after 31 years

27.07.12 | |

His Honour Judge Inglis handed down judgement today in an historic abuse case stretching back 31 years.


XX, represented by Harry Lambert, was abused in the 1980s between the ages of approximately 6 and 13. The perpetrator of the abuse was imprisoned in 2010 and shortly thereafter XX brought civil proceedings seeking compensation for a constellation of psychiatric disorders including PTSD and depression.


Today's judgment confirms that the court has exercised its discretion under s.33 Limitation Act 1980 in favour of allowing XX's claim to proceed out of time. The court went on to award substantial six-figure damages.

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