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Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017

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4.The Act contains 3 sections. Section 1 provides for the removal of the three year limitation period in particular actions (namely, childhood abuse actions), including in relation to rights of action accruing before commencement and certain previously litigated rights of action. It does this by inserting new sections 17A to 17D into the 1973 Act which will limit the circumstances in which the current limitation period applies. Section 2 deals with commencement and section 3 sets out the short title of the Act.

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