My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.
You have 6 years to sue and being 7 years you are out of time.
Should you wish to sue, you have to get the consent of your solicitor to file out of time and if you cannot get that seek the courts approval to extend the limitation period.
Here is the table.
There is nothing in the Bankruptcy Act that stated it stops the limitation period from running and there is nothing in the Victoria Limitation Act.
Because you had no right to bring the action and it was the trustee that had to bring it you can use this as a reason for the delay but you have to move ASAP
As it is a negligence claim you should speak to a no win no fee Solicitor and have them assess your claim and also your chances of having the limitation period extend.
If the claim against your solicitor is 7 years including the bankruptcy you are 1 year out of time. If it is 7 years plus the bankruptcy then you have no change because the limitation period expired before your bankruptcy.
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