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Schedule 6Damages for Personal Injuries etc.—Northern Ireland

Fatal accidents

2The following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (2) of Article 2 of the Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977—

(2)In this Order " dependant " means—

(a)the wife or husband or former wife or husband of the deceased ;

(b)any person who—

(i)was living with the deceased in the same household immediately before the date of the death ; and

(ii)had been living with the deceased in the same household for at least two years before that date ; and

(iii)was living during the whole of that period as the husband or wife of the deceased ;

(c)any parent or other ascendant of the deceased ;

(d)any person who was treated by the deceased as his parent;

(e)a child or other descendant of the deceased ;

(f)any person (not being a child of the deceased) who, in the case of any marriage to which the deceased was at any time a party, was treated by the deceased as a child of the family in relation to that marriage ;

(g)any person who is, or is the issue of, a brother, sister, uncle or aunt of the deceased ; and " the deceased " has the meaning given by Article 3(2).

(2A)The reference to the former wife or husband of the deceased in paragraph (2)(a) includes a reference to a person whose marriage to the deceased has been annulled or declared void as well as a person whose marriage to the deceased has been dissolved..