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The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 74

Damages

The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

Made

24th February 2016

Coming into operation

1st April 2016

The Department of Justice makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 3A(5) of the Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(1)and now vested in the Department of Justice(2).

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2016.

(2) This Order applies only to causes of action which accrue on or after 1st April 2016.

Variation of Sum

2.  In Article 3A(3)(3) of the Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 for “£11,800” substitute “£14,200”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 24th February 2016

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David Ford

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which applies only to causes of action accruing on or after 1st April 2016, amends Article 3A(3) of the Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 (S.I. 1977/1251 (N.I. 18)) increasing the sum which may be awarded for damages for bereavement in Northern Ireland from £11,800 to £14,200.

(1)

S.I. 1977/1251 (N.I. 18). Article 3A was inserted by section 68 of, and paragraph 4 of Schedule 6 to, the Administration of Justice Act 1982 (c.53). Article 3A(5) was amended by Articles 1(2) and 15(5) of, and paragraph 112 of Schedule 18 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/ 976).

(3)

Article 3A(3) was last amended by S.I. 2007/3488.

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