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Privity of Contract - Michael Furmston

Hardcover Published: 9th April 2015
ISBN: 9780199677993
Number Of Pages: 416

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This book, based on English law of contract, considers the development and present state of the doctrine of Privity of Contract with clear references to cases in other major common law jurisdictions (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore).

The work opens with a history of development of the privity rule and its place in English up to the enactment of the Contract (Right of third parties) Act 1999. The books considers common law and statutory exceptions in detail as well as major statutory exceptions from other jurisdictions. There is also consideration of the operation of the rule with regard to exemption clauses and attempts to impose liabilities and burden on non-parties. A large section of the book considers the rights of a promise where the loss suffered by reason of a breach of contract has been incurred by a third party.

The final chapters consider the position under the Contract (Right of third parties) Act 1999 and look at the international position, considering work undertaken by UNIDROIT.

This book fills a gap for a more thorough examination of the law of privity and is written by two well-known and experienced authors on contract law.

Industry Reviews

This book is a comprehensive discussion of privity of contract, providing more detailed analysis than other contract law texts. * Anna Chapman, PLC (August 2016) *
With its extensive footnoting and other research materials, including tables of cases, national legislation and international treaties, conventions and other instruments, this book will undoubtedly be considered an absolutely essential addition to the well-stocked professional library. * Philip Taylor MBE & Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers *

1: Origin of the rule and history to 1861 2: Modern History 3: Common Law and Equitable Exceptions 4: Statutory Exceptions 5: Operation of the Rule with Relation to Exemption Clauses 6: Enforcement by Promise 7: Attempts to Impose Liabilities or Burdens on Non-Parties 8: Contract (Right of Third Parties) Act 1999 9: Statutory Reform in Other Jurisdictions 10: Treatment by Unidroit

ISBN: 9780199677993
ISBN-10: 0199677999
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 9th April 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.83

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