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Law Reform Act 1995 – 1 September 2012

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A person liable for damages may seek contribution from another who is also liable for the same damage (and not sued).

  • Sections 5, 6, 7

Where a claimant partly suffers damage because of their own failure to take reasonable care, there is to be a just and equitable reduction in damages.

  • Sections 5, 10

The age of majority is 18 years.

  • Section 17
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Section 6 contains the word ‘tortfeasor’. This word is not commonly understood by members of the public.

Section 13 contains the phrase ‘loss of consortium’. This phrase is not commonly understood by members of the public.



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