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Privity of Contract: The Impact of the Contracts (Right of Third Parties) Act 1999

Edited By Robert Merkin Copyright 2000
    552 Pages
    by Informa Law from Routledge

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    Privity of Contract offers a unique perspective of how the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 works in practice. Issues covered include: the operation of the doctrine of privity prior to its repeal; the scope and impact of the 1999 Act; and the operation of the 1999 Act in the most important commercial contexts to which it is applicable. It also incorporates discussion and the text of the Law Commission reports, whose proposals produced the bill that ultimately passed into law.

    Chapter 1.  Historical Introduction to the Law of Privity  Chapter 2.  The Enforcement of Promises Made for the Benefit of a Third Party  Chapter 3.  Third Party Immunity Granted Under Contract  Chapter 4.   The Burden of Contracts and the Doctrine of Privity  Chapter 5.  The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 Shipping Contracts  Chapter 6.   Professional Negligence  Chapter 7.  The Construction Industry  Chapter 8.  Insurance and Reinsurance


    Robert Merkin is a Professor of Commercial Law at Exeter University.