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Claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) are subject to a one year limitation period which runs from the date of the act complained of. However, there is a provision under HRA 1998 s 7(5)(b) for the court to extend that period if it is ‘equitable’ to do so having regard to all of the circumstances of the case. In Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, the claimants issued their HRA 1998 claim one year and four months following the death. The Supreme Court held that factors listed in section 33(3) of the Limitation Act 1980 are relevant in determining whether the discretion to extend time should be exercised.
However, the fact that there is a HRA 1998 element to the
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