This edition looks at CN & GN v Poole Borough Council, Kuoni, faith abuse cases, limitation in child abuse negligence claims, applications to strike out, and Human Rights Act experts.
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The Supreme Court has concluded, in its interim judgment, that a referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union is required first.
With the recent report that the Church of England found a 50% rise in abuse claims and concerns, it is worth looking at current trends in this arena.
In the context of abuse claims, limitation has come into criticism as, for a range of reasons, victims of abuse may not be in a position to pursue a claim until some years after the events to which they relate.
Now that the Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in CN & GN, many claimants’ solicitors are beginning to reawaken their files; seeking disclosure from local authorities so that they can investigate and potentially issue claims.
Claims alleging that harm has been suffered within a family environment, or as a result of failing to protect individuals from their own risk taking behaviour leading to child sexual exploitation, present novel challenges.