I suffered damage as a result of defamation, through a previous employer breaching laws against disclosure of information.
I spoke to a lawyer at that time and was told my chances of success were small, and that they would block discovery. I don't really understand what that means but I think that it means that they would lie and ask me to prove that they actually communicated to a third party.
The statute of limitations period has expired and they are now gloating about the damage that they caused me. I have only recently come to possess actionable evidence of what they were actually doing to my reputation.
Their gloating to others has resulted in information being given to me about those events, which I believe markedly improve my chances of success.
Does the availability of this evidence allow me to bring a case even though the Statute of Limitations period has passed?