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ACAL Responds to Limitation Consultation

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse heard evidence over a 7 year period from hundreds of witnesses, and published its final report in October 2022. To read the full report follow this link – https://www.iicsa.org.uk/reports-recommendations/publications/inquiry/final-report.html

One of the recommendations made was to abolish the law of Limitation (Time Delay) in the case of the victims of Child Sexual Abuse. The remit of the Inquiry was limited to allegations of sexual abuse hence the restriction imposed in the report.

On 15th May 2024, some 19 months after IICSA made its recommendation in its final report, the Home Office issued a consultation on changes in the law which can be read here – https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/limitation-law-in-child-sexual-abuse-cases#:~:text=Consultation%20description,Inquiry’)%20on%20limitation%20law.

The deadline for submissions is 10th July 2024, nearly a week after the general election. Should there be a change of government, then any new government will have to consider any responses, and, hopefully implement changes in new legislation, or at least respond appropriately.

ACAL has filed a response to the consultation, which can read in pdf form here – https://childabuselawyers.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Min-of-Justice-PDF-Version-of-our-Response.pdf

Malcolm Johnson, our former esteemed President of Lime Solicitors has written an excellent article on the subject of the consultation, which can be read on Linked In here

Another article written by our current President, Peter Garsden on the subject appears here