Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust v De Meza

Limitation of action – Court's power to override time limit in personal injury or fatal accident claim. The first defendant NHS hospital trust would not, due to passage of time, be in a position to defend the claimant's personal injury claim and therefore the Court of Appeal, Civil Division held that it was not correct to extend time under s 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 in order for the claimant to bring her claim.

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