LAW REFORM (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
GENERAL PROVISIONS.

   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Application.

   3.   Application to Government.

   4.   Provisions relating to Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces.

PART II
FATAL ACCIDENTS.

   5.   Action maintainable when death is caused by negligence.

   6.   Beneficiaries of an action; person to bring it.

   7.   Payment into court.

   8.   Plaintiff to deliver particulars.

   9.   Exclusion of payments by insurers in assessment of damages.

   10.   Damages in respect of funeral expenses.

PART III
SURVIVAL OF CAUSES OF ACTION.

   11.   Effect of death on certain causes of action.

PART IV
JOINT TORTFEASORS.

   12.   Proceedings against, and contributions between, joint and several tortfeasors.

PART V
CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE.

   13.   Apportionment of liability in case of contributory negligence.

   14.   Provisions as to workers and employers.

PART VI
ABOLITION OF THE DOCTRINE OF COMMON EMPLOYMENT.

   15.   Common employment.

CHAPTER 79
LAW REFORM (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT.

Commencement: 3 December, 1953.

   An Act to give effect in Uganda to certain provisions of the following Acts of the United Kingdom: the Fatal Accidents Acts, 1846-1908; the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1934; the Law Reform (Married Women and Tortfeasors) Act, 1935; the Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1938; the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act, 1945; the Crown Proceedings Act, 1947; and the Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act, 1948.

PART I
GENERAL PROVISIONS.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "adopted person" means a person who has been adopted, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, by an adoption order made under the Children Act;

   (b)   "member of the family" has the same meaning as in the Workers Compensation Act; but for the purposes of this Act, a person shall be deemed to be the father or mother or son or daughter of a deceased person notwithstanding that he or she was only related to the deceased person illegitimately or in consequence of adoption; and, accordingly, in deducing any relationship which is included in this Act within the meaning of the expressions "father", "mother", "son" and "daughter", any illegitimate person and any adopted person shall be treated as being, or as having been, the legitimate offspring of his or her mother and reputed father or, as the case may be, of his or her adopters;

   (c)   "personal representative" means—

      (i)   in the case of a deceased person to whom the Succession Act applies either wholly or in part, his or her executor or administrator;

      (ii)   in the case of any other deceased person, any person who, under law or custom, is responsible for administering the estate of the deceased person.

2.   Application.

Parts II and III of this Act shall not apply in the case of persons dying before the commencement of this Act, and Parts IV, V and VI of this Act shall apply only when the cause of action accrues after the commencement of this Act.

3.   Application to Government.

   Subject to the Government Proceedings Act or any Act amending or replacing that Act and subject to section 4 of this Act, this Act shall bind the Government.

4.   Provisions relating to the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces.

   (1) Nothing done or omitted to be done by a member of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces while on duty as such shall subject either him or her or the Government to liability in tort for causing the death of another person, or for causing personal injury to another person, insofar as the death or personal injury is due to anything suffered by that other person while he or she is a member of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces if—

   (a)   at the time when that thing is suffered by that other person, he or she is either on duty as a member of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces or is, though not on duty as such, on any land, premises, ship, aircraft or vehicle for the time being used for the purposes of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces;

   (b)   where that other person is a member of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces, the Minister certifies that his or her suffering that thing has been or will be treated as attributable to service for the purposes of entitlement to a gratuity or pension under any enactment relating to the disablement or death of members of the force of which he or she is a member; but this subsection shall not exempt a member of the forces from liability in tort in any case in which the court is satisfied that the

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