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Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1971

1971 CHAPTER 43

An Act to extend in certain cases the time limit for bringing legal proceedings where damages are claimed which consist of or include damages for personal injuries or in respect of a person’s death, and to amend accordingly the Limitation Act 1963; to provide that in assessing damages for widows in actions arising from the death of their husbands, remarriage and prospects of remarriage shall be left out of account; to repeal section 19 of the Administration of Justice Act 1965; and for purposes connected therewith.

[1st July 1971]

Part IE+W+S

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Part IIE+W+S Damages for Widows

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Amendments (Textual)

5 Abolition of control of widows’ damages.E+W+S

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F3[(2)Any money which by virtue of the said section 19 is in court at the commencement of this Act shall, if the person entitled thereto is not under disability and makes an application in that behalf to the court, be paid out to that person.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F3S.5 repealed by Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (c. 30), Sch. 2 but not so as to affect a right to make an application under s. 5(2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1The “said section 19” means Administration of Justice Act 1965 (c. 2), s. 19

Part IIIE+W+SGeneral

6 Short title, commencement and extent.E+W+S

(1)This Act may be cited as the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1971.

(2)This Act shall come into operation at the expiration of the period of one month beginning with the date on which it is passed.

(3) . . . F4 this Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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Schedules

F5F6SCHEDULE 1E+W+S

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F5Sch. I Pt. I repealed by Limitation Act 1975 (C. 54), Sch. 2

F7SCHEDULE 2E+W+S

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Amendments (Textual)

F7Sch. 2 repealed by (S.) Prescription and Limitation (Scotland)Act 1973 (c. 52), Sch. 5 Pt II and (E.W.) Limitation Act 1975 (c. 54),Sch. 2