45—Persons under legal disability
(1) Where the time for
bringing an action or proceeding is limited by this Act, or any other Act or
law, and the person who is entitled to bring the action or proceeding is under
a legal disability, the time for bringing that action or proceeding shall,
subject to subsection (3) of this section, be extended by the period or
periods for which the disability exists or continues after the time at which
the right to bring the action or proceeding arose.
(2) For the purposes
of this section a person is under a legal disability in relation to an action
or proceeding while he remains a child or while he is subject to a mental
deficiency, disease or disorder by reason of which he is incapable of
reasoning or acting rationally in relation to the action or proceeding that he
is entitled to bring.
(3) No period of
limitation shall be extended by this section to more than thirty years from
the time at which the right to bring the action or proceeding arose.