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(1)This Act may be cited as the Civil Evidence Act 1995.
(2)The provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Lord Chancellor may appoint by order made by statutory instrument, and different days may be appointed for different provisions and for different purposes.
[F1(3)Subject to subsection (3A), the provisions of this Act shall not apply in relation to proceedings begun before commencement.]
[F2(3A)Transitional provisions for the application of the provisions of this Act to proceedings begun before commencement may be made by rules of court or practice directions.]
(4)This Act extends to England and Wales.
(5)Section 10 (admissibility and proof of Ogden Tables) also extends to Northern Ireland.
As it extends to Northern Ireland, the following shall be substituted for subsection (3)(b)—
“(b)“action for personal injury” includes an action brought by virtue of the M1 Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Act 1937 or the M2 Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.”
(6)The provisions of Schedules 1 and 2 (consequential amendments and repeals) have the same extent as the enactments respectively amended or repealed.
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