Permission given to sue home for abuse

A man who said his life had been ruined after he was abused at a
children’s home in the North West during the 1970s has won
permission to seek compensation.

The man, who claims he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder as a
result of the abuse, was refused permission in May last year to
join in group litigation against the Nugent Care Society, which ran
the home, because he became involved after the cut-off

But last week, Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf ruled that the order
was “draconian” and “disproportionate” and gave the 44 year old the
go-ahead to sue.

He will now join a High Court action brought by more than 20 other
residents of two children’s homes run by the Nugent Care Society.

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