Law Reform Act 1936

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Law Reform Act 1936

Public Act1936 No 31
Date of assent18 September 1936


This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice.

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 money 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