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Civil Liability Act 2002 No 22
Current version for 1 January 2019 to date (accessed 16 October 2019 at 02:52)
Part 2A Division 6 Section 26K
26K   Interpretation
(1)  In this Division:
award of damages means an award of damages by a court (including such an award pursuant to judgment entered in accordance with an agreement between the parties to a claim for damages).
offender means a person to whom an award of offender damages is made.
offender damages means personal injury damages awarded pursuant to an award to which this Part applies.
Note.
 For the purposes of this Division, this Part has an extended application. See Part 7 of Schedule 1.
victim claim means a claim for personal injury damages in respect of:
(a)  an injury to a person caused by conduct of an offender that, on the balance of probabilities, constitutes an offence, or
(b)  the death of a person caused by or resulting from an injury to the person caused by conduct of an offender that, on the balance of probabilities, constitutes an offence.
victim trust fund means offender damages awarded to an offender that are held on trust under this Division.
(2)  The definition of victim claim in this section:
(a)  operates whether or not a person whose conduct is alleged to constitute an offence has been, will be or is capable of being proceeded against or convicted of any offence concerned, and
(b)  extends to conduct of a person that would have constituted an offence if the person had not been suffering from a mental illness at the time of the conduct (whether or not the person was acquitted of an offence concerning that conduct by reason of mental illness or was found by a court not to be fit to be tried for an offence concerning that conduct by reason of such an illness).