Updated to 21 September 2020 (Act No. 14 of 2020 and S.I. No. 355 of 2020)

Civil Liability Act 1961
No. 41 of 1961

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-59 17 August 1961 Commenced on enactment
S. 60 Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s. 60(7)
Ss. 61-63 17 August 1961 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Applied 32/1986, ss. 21(4)(a), 37(2)
  28/1991, ss. 9(2), 14(2)
Appl. as ext. 11/1985, ss. 3, 9
S. 6 amended 31/2009, ss. 1(2), 39(1)
S. 7(1A) inserted 31/2009, ss. 1(2), 39(2)(a)
S. 7(2A) inserted 31/2009, ss. 1(2), 39(2)(b)
S. 8(1A) inserted 31/2009, ss. 1(2), 39(3)(a)
S. 8(2A) inserted 31/2009, ss. 1(2), 39(3)(b)
S. 9 applied with modifications 30/2013, s. 4
S. 9 non application of 28/1991, ss. 7(3), 14(2)
  26/2005, ss. 341(4), 364(1)
Pt. III (ss. 11-46) saver S.I. No. 547 of 2008, regs. 1(2), 18(1)
Pt. III (ss. 11-46) applied 28/1991, ss. 8, 9(1), 14(2)
Pt. III (ss. 11-46) applied with modifications 26/2005, s. 343W (see also 38/2013, ss. 1(4), 13(d))
S. 11(4) repealed 31/2009, ss. 1(2), 19(4)
S. 11(5) amended 31/2009, ss. 1(2), 7(2)(a)(i)
S. 11(7) inserted 31/2009, ss. 1(2), 7(2)(a)(ii)
S. 14(6) amended 31/2009, ss. 1(2), 7(2)(b)
S. 16 application extended 46/2003, ss. 2, 41
S. 18 application extended with modifications 46/2003, ss. 2, 43
Ss. 21-27 applied (in part) with amendment 9/1981, ss. 1(2), 21
S. 22 application extended with modifications 46/2003, ss. 2, 42
S. 27 amended 17/1964, s. 3
S. 27 non-application of 13/2002, ss. 2, 24
Ss. 28-33 applied insofar as they are applicable for the purpose of s. 21 9/1981, ss. 1(2), 21
S. 35(2) amended 17/1964, s. 4
S. 36 amended 17/1964, s. 5
S. 36 applied with modifications 27/1988, ss. 2, 76, schedule 1, para. 17(2)
S. 40(1)(c) repealed 17/1964, s. 6, schedule
Ss. 43-46 excl. in assessment of damages 1/1981, ss. 306(1), 310
Pt. IV (ss. 47-51) amended in relation to assessing damages 27/1993, ss. 236(1), 304
  26/2005, ss. 285(1), 364(1)
S. 47(1) substituted 42/1996, s.1 (1) (2)
S. 47(1) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 105, 169, schedule, pt. 4, item 2, 204
S. 47(2) amended 21/2010, ss. 2, 175(b)
S. 48 non-application of 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 6, 28(1), 28(2)
S. 48 trial by jury of actions under disctd. 14/1988, ss. 1, 6 (3)
S. 48(6) non-application of 28/1991, ss. 7(3), 14(2)
S. 48(6) repealed 18/1991, s. 6(5)
S.48 application modified in certain circumstances 46/2003, ss. 2, 35
S. 49(1)(a) amended 14/1988, ss. 4, 6(3)
S. 49(1)(b) amount specified S.I. No. 6 of 2014, art. 2
S. 49(1)(b) amended 42/1996, ss. 2(1), 2(2)
S. 49(1)(b) amended retrospectively 11/1981, ss. 28(1), 28(3)
S. 49(1)(b) applied 34/1997, ss. 1, 2, 5(2)
  11/2004, ss. 4, 7(4)(g)(i)
S. 49(1)(d) repealed 17/1964, s. 6, schedule
S. 49(1A) inserted 42/1996, ss. 2(1)(b), 2(2)
S. 49(1B) inserted 42/1996, ss. 2(1)(b), 2(2)
S. 49(1A) applied 11/2004, ss. 4, 7(4)(g)(ii)
S. 49(5) inserted 42/1996, ss. 2(1)(c), 2(2)
S. 49A inserted 42/1996, ss. 3(1), 3(2)
S. 50 restricted 1/1981, ss. 68(3), 310
  27/1993, ss. 75(3), 304
  26/2005, ss. 96(3), 364(1)
S. 50(2) inserted 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 6, 27(1), 27(3)
S. 51A inserted 23/2011, s. 4
S. 51B inserted 23/2011, s. 4
S. 51C inserted 23/2011, s. 4
S. 51D inserted 23/2011, s. 4
S. 51E inserted 23/2011, s. 4
S. 51F inserted 23/2011, s. 4
S. 51G inserted 23/2011, s. 4
Part IVB (ss. 51H-51O) inserted 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 2
Ss. 52-54, rep. with savings. 16/1966, ss. 1(4), 40
S. 59 transfer of functions under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3, schedule 1
S. 61 saving for 27/1988, ss. 2, 76, sch. 1, par. 18
S. 61(2) power of ct. to make o. under in bankruptcy matter ext. 27/1988, ss. 2, 75(3)
S. 62 saving for 27/1988, ss. 2, 76, schedule 1, para. 18
S. 63 applied 31/1995, s.25 (2) (j)
  S. I. No. 93 of 1997, order 41, rl. 2(4)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 49(1A) Civil Liability Act 1961 (Section 49) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 6 of 2014)