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73.1 Background to the Act

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I: CONTRACTS (RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES) ACT 1999

(For precedents for use in connection with the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 see Form 73.1 [2331] below.)

1: SCOPE AND IMPLICATIONS OF CONTRACTS (RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES) ACT 1999

73.1 Background to the Act

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 implemented certain recommendations made in a 1996 report from the Law Commission1. The report followed longstanding concerns about the strictness of English law concerning the privity of contract.

The Law Commission noted that there were limited statutory exceptions to the doctrine of privity of

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