Murray v Devenish (Provincial Superior of the London Province of the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus sued on his own behalf and as a representative of all other members of the unincorporated association known as the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Limitation of action – Extension of time limit. The very lengthy delay since the claimant's alleged sexual abuse by a teacher of the defendant's secondary school testing a possible vocation to the Catholic priesthood or brotherhood and the issue or proceedings had seriously prejudiced the prospects of a fair trial. Accordingly, the Queen's Bench Division refused to exercise the discretion in s 2D of the Limitation Act 1939 to disapply the primary limitation period.

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