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The Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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Discretionary extension of time limit: actions for libel or slander

51.  Where a person to whom a cause of action for libel or slander has accrued has not brought such an action for damages within the period of three years mentioned in Article 6(2) (or, where applicable, the period allowed by Article 48(1) as modified by Article 48(7)) because all or any of the facts relevant to that cause of action did not become known to him until after the expiration of that period, such an action for damages—

(a)may be brought by him at any time before the expiration of one year from the earliest date on which he knew all the facts relevant to that cause of action; but

(b)is not to be so brought without the leave of the High Court.

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