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Main purpose

4 Main purpose

(1) The main purpose of this Act is to assist the ongoing affordability of insurance through appropriate and sustainable awards of damages for personal injury.
(2) The main purpose is to be achieved generally by—
(a) providing a procedure for the speedy resolution of claims for damages for personal injury to which this Act applies; and
(b) promoting settlement of claims at an early stage wherever possible; and
(c) ensuring that a person may not start a proceeding in a court based on a claim without being fully prepared for resolution of the claim by settlement or trial; and
(d) putting reasonable limits on awards of damages based on claims; and
(e) minimising the costs of claims; and
(f) regulating inappropriate advertising and touting.

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