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A timely change in the law
A long-standing barrier to survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland being able to take civil legal action pursuing damages has been abolished.  The commencement of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 means survivors of child abuse no longer face the ‘time-bar’ that requires personal injury actions for civil damages to be made within three years of the related incident.
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