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

Edited by Robert Merkin

© 2000 – Informa Law from Routledge

552 pages

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Hardback: 9781859785980
pub: 2000-12-01
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

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

About the Series

Lloyd's Commercial Law Library

In this series you will find expert commentary and analysis on wide-ranging aspects of commercial law including commercial agents, the law of deceit, and financial crisis management. All the titles are dedicated to meeting the needs of commercial law specialists.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation