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52. Variation of orders and settlements

(1) The Chief Justice may by order enable a Court which has made an order for periodical payments to vary the order in specified circumstances (otherwise than in accordance with section 51(5)(d)).
(2) The Chief Justice may by order enable a Court in specified circumstances to vary the terms on which a claim or action for damages for personal injury is settled by agreement between the parties if the agreement —
(a) provides for periodical payments; and
(b) expressly permits a party to apply to the Court for variation in those circumstances.
(3) An order under this section may make provision —
(a) which operates wholly or partly by reference to a condition or other term of the Court's order or of the agreement;
(b) about the nature of an order which may be made by the Court on a variation;
(c) about the matters to be taken into account on considering variation;
(d) of a kind that could be made by court procedure rules (and which may be expressed to be or not to be subject to the power to make those rules).
(4) An order under this section may apply (with or without modification) or amend an ADGM enactment about provisional or further damages.
(5) In subsection (4) —
(a) "provisional damages" means damages awarded by virtue of section 35(2)(a); and
(b) "further damages" means damages awarded by virtue of section 35(2)(b).