Deman v Associated Newspapers Ltd and another

Defamation – Limitation of action. The Queen's Bench Division granted the defendants' applications for strike out of the claim and summary judgment, under CPR 3.4 and 24(2). The claimant's libel claim had been brought outside of the primary twelve-month limitation period and, in the circumstances, there was nothing exceptional which justified granting leave to bring proceedings out of time in accordance with s 32A of the Limitation Act 1980.

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