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MOTOR ACCIDENT INSURANCE ACT 1994 - SECT 16
The Nominal Defendant
16 The Nominal Defendant
(1) The Nominal Defendant—
(a) is a body corporate; and
(b) has a seal; and
(c) may sue and be sued under the name Nominal Defendant.
commissioner is the Nominal Defendant.
(3) The Nominal Defendant has all the
powers of an individual and may, for example—
(a) enter into contracts; and
(b) acquire, hold, dispose of, and deal with, property; and
(c) employ staff
(including temporary staff); and
(d) appoint agents and attorneys; and
(4) The Nominal Defendant may delegate powers under this
(5) The Nominal Defendant’s seal is to be kept as directed by the
commissioner and may be used only as directed or authorised by the
(6) Judicial notice must be taken of the imprint of the seal
appearing on a document and the document must be presumed to have been
properly sealed unless the contrary is proved.
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