Civil Liability (Amendment) Act, 1996

No mental distress damages to certain persons.

3.—(1) The Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion of the following section after section 49:

“49A.—Notwithstanding anything in this Part, damages may not be awarded to a person referred to in paragraph (b) of the definition of ‘dependant’ in section 47 (1) in respect of any mental distress allegedly caused to the person by the death of the deceased.”.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not have effect in relation to a cause of action that accrued before that subsection comes into operation.