Law Reform Act 1936

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Reprint as at 1 January 2011

Law Reform Act 1936

Public Act1936 No 31
Date of assent18 September 1936
Commencement18 September 1936

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


Contents

Title

1 Short Title

2 Act divided into Parts

Part 1
Survival of causes of action after death

3 Effect of death on certain causes of action

Part 2
Deaths by accidents compensation

[Repealed]

4 This Part to form part of Deaths by Accidents Compensation Act 1908 [Repealed]

5 Extension of terms parent and child for purposes of principal Act [Repealed]

6 Funeral expenses recoverable [Repealed]

7 In assessing damages, no account to be taken of any gain consequent on the death of the deceased person [Repealed]

8 Application of this Part [Repealed]

Part 3
Charges on insurance moneys payable as indemnity for liability to pay damages or compensation

9 Amount of liability to be charge on insurance moneys payable against that liability

9A Claims for damages or compensation against estate of deceased owner where no administrator

10 Consequential repeals

Part 4
Capacity, property, and liabilities of married women, and liabilities of husbands

11 This Part to form part of the Married Women's Property Act 1908 [Repealed]

12 Capacity of married women [Repealed]

13 Property of married women [Repealed]

14 Abolition of husband's liability for wife's torts and ante-nuptial contracts, debts, and obligations [Repealed]

15 Savings [Repealed]

16 Consequential amendments

Part 5
Liability of tortfeasors

17 Proceedings against, and contribution between, joint and several tortfeasors

Part 6
Liability of employers to their servants for injuries caused by the negligence of fellow servants

18 Defence of common employment abolished

Part 7
Covenants in leases not to assign or underlet without consent of lessor

[Repealed]

19 Provisions as to covenants in leases not to assign, etc, without licence or consent [Repealed]

Schedule
Consequential amendments of the Married Women's Property Act 1908

[Repealed]

Reprint notes


An Act to effect reforms in the law relating to—

  • (1) the effect of death in relation to causes of action;

  • (2) the payment of compensation under the Deaths by Accidents Compensation Act 1908;

  • (3) charges on insurance moneys payable as indemnity for liability to pay damages or compensation;

  • (4) the capacity, property, and liabilities of married women, and the liabilities of husbands;

  • (5) proceedings against and contributions between tortfeasors;

  • (6) the liability of employers to their servants for injuries caused by the negligence of fellow servants; and

  • (7) covenants in leases not to assign or underlet without consent of lessor