Privity of Contract: The Impact of the Contracts (Right of Third Parties) Act 1999
Edited by Robert Merkin
Published December 1st 2000 by Informa Law from Routledge – 550 pages
Series: Lloyd's Commercial Law Library
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.