An opinion was issued by the Court of Session on 3 October 2017 in the case of George Manson & Others .v. Henry Robb Limited  CSOH126 in relation to the assessment of damages for claims in terms of section 4(3)(b) of the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011.
The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 (“the 2017 Act”) comes into force today, 4 October 2017. The effect of the legislation is to remove the statutory limitation defence from all claims for damages arising out of abuse suffered in childhood.
The Act removes the usual three year limitation period for claims by anyone who was under the age of 18 when the abuse took place. Instead, such claims will be capable of being brought at any time.
In Lamarieo Manna v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,  EWCA Civ 12 (‘Manna’) the Court of Appeal recently considered the question of when two houses make a home in the context of a Roberts v Johnstone, 1998 (‘R v J’) calculation.