Emelia Bezant-Gahan (Solicitor) and Tom Lambourne (Trainee Solicitor) examine the dangers of relying on the court’s discretion to extend limitation under s7(5) of the Human Rights Act 1998.
“The High Court dismissed an application for damages under the Human Rights Act 1998, which had been commenced outside the statutory limitation period.”
“The claimant in this case was a Kurdish Iraqi immigrant who had an application for asylum refused by the defendant, Thurrock Borough Council, in May 2017. After failing the defendant’s review process, the claimant was awarded a final weekly allowance and a travel warrant to go to the Home Office and apply for residual support before returning to Iraq.”
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