Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1967
- Published on 14 April 1967
- Commenced on 14 April 1967
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act.
Part II – Effect of death on certain causes of action
2. Survival of causes of action
3. Amendment of Fatal Accidents Acts, 1846 to 1908
Part III – Award of interest
4. Power of courts of record to award interest on debts and damagesIn any proceedings tried in any court of record for the recovery of any debt or damages, the court may, if it thinks fit, order that there shall be included in the sum for which judgment is given interest at such rate as it thinks fit on the whole or any part of the debt or damages for the whole or any part of the period between the date when the cause of action arose and the date of the judgment:Provided that nothing in the section—
Part IV – Capacity, property and liabilities of married women and liabilities of husbands
5. Capacity of married womenSubject to the provisions of this Part, and subject, as respects actions in tort between husband and wife, to the provisions of section 12 of the Married Women's Property Act, 1882, of the United Kingdom, a married woman shall—
6. Property of married women
7. Abolition of husband's liability for wife's torts and ante-nuptial contracts, debts and obligationsSubject to the provisions of this Part, the husband of a married woman shall not, by reason only of his being her husband, be liable—
Part V – Proceedings against and contribution between tortfeasors
9. Proceedings against and contribution between joint and several tortfeasors
Part VI – Contributory negligence
10. Apportionment of liability in case of contributory negligence
11. InterpretationIn this Part, unless the context otherwise requires—"court", in relation to any claim, includes an arbitrator by or before whom the claim falls to be determined;"damage" includes loss of life and personal injury;"dependant" means any person for whose benefit an action could be brought under the Fatal Accidents Acts, 1846 to 1908, of the United Kingdom;"fault" means negligence, breach of statutory duty or other act or omission which gives rise to a liability in tort or would, apart from this Act, give rise to the defence of contributory negligence.
Part VII – Personal injuries
12. Common employment
13. Assessment of damages
14. Definition of personal injuryIn this Part, the expression "personal injury" includes any disease and any impairment of a person's physical or mental condition, and the expression "injured" shall be construed accordingly.
15. Part VII to bind the StateThis Part shall bind the State.
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
14 April 1967