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The Civil Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Admissibility and proof of Ogden Tables

10.—(1) The actuarial tables (together with explanatory notes) for use in personal injury and fatal accident cases issued from time to time by the Government Actuary’s Department are admissible in evidence for the purpose of assessing, in an action for personal injury, the sum to be awarded as general damages for future pecuniary loss.

(2) They may be proved by the production of a copy published by or under the authority of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

(3) For the purposes of this Article—

(a)“personal injury” includes any disease and any impairment of a person’s physical or mental condition; and

(b)“action for personal injury” includes an action brought by virtue of the [1937 c. 9 (N.I.).] Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1937 or the [1977 NI 18.] Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.

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