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Definitions and interpretation
In this Agreement:
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a reference to this Agreement includes its schedules, appendices and annexes (if any);
a reference to a ‘party’ includes that party’s personal representatives, successors and permitted assigns;
a reference to a ‘person’ includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (in each case whether or not having separate legal personality) and that person’s personal representatives, successors and permitted assigns;
a reference to a gender includes each other gender;
words in the singular include the plural and vice versa;
any words that follow 'include', 'includes', 'including', ‘in particular’ or any similar words and expressions shall be construed as illustrative only and shall not limit the sense of any word, phrase, term, definition or description preceding those words;
the table of contents, background section and any clause, schedule or other headings in this Agreement are included for convenience only and shall have no effect on the interpretation of this Agreement; and
a reference to legislation is a reference to that legislation as [in force as at the date of this Agreement OR amended, extended, re-enacted or consolidated from
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