Ecclesiastical Halts Use Of Limitation In Church Abuse Claims

Law360, London (October 7, 2020, 4:51 PM BST) -- Church insurer Ecclesiastical confirmed Wednesday it has temporarily suspended its right to defend civil claims brought by survivors of child sexual abuse on the basis that they fall outside the statutory time limit for bringing legal action.   

The insurer was responding to an independent report published on Tuesday into how the U.K.'s Anglican church has for the past 80 years created a culture where child abusers were able to freely operate.

The company said the suspension would last until the inquiry issues its formal recommendations on limitation.

Ecclesiastical is the main insurer for the church and has taken a key role...

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