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Application of Part

    (1)     This Part applies to an award of damages for non‑economic loss in respect of mental harm if—

        (a)     the mental harm is caused by the death or injury of a person who was, when the death or injury occurred, the subject of—

              (i)     a sentence of imprisonment imposed by a court; or

              (ii)     a preventative detention order within the meaning of the Terrorism (Community Protection) Act 2003 or an order for a person's detention made under a corresponding preventative detention law within the meaning of that Act; or

S. 28LAE (1)(a)(iii) amended by No. 27/2018 s. 370(a).

              (iii)     a detention order or interim detention order within the meaning of the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009 ; or

S. 28LAE (1)(a)(iv) inserted by No. 27/2018 s. 370(b).

              (iv)     a detention order, interim detention order or an emergency detention order within the meaning of the Serious Offenders Act 2018 ; and

        (b)     the claimant, as an adult, has been convicted of an offence.

    (2)     This Part applies in addition to any other provision of this Act applicable to an award of damages of a kind described in subsection (1).

    (3)     If there is an inconsistency between a provision of this Part and a provision of any other Part of this Act, the provision of this Part prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

S. 28LAF inserted by No. 22/2015 s. 3.

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