Commentary

73.20 Matters not affected by the Act

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| Commentary

73.20 Matters not affected by the Act

| Commentary

73.20 Matters not affected by the Act

The Law Commission Report: ‘Privity of Contract: Contracts for the Benefit of Third Parties’1 stated that ‘it is important to emphasise that, while our proposed reform will give some third parties the right to enforce contracts, there will remain many contracts where a third party stands to benefit and yet will not have a right of enforceability. Our proposed statute carves out a general and wide-ranging exception to the third party rule but it leaves that rule intact for cases not covered by the statute2.’

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 is

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