Privity of Contract

Hardcover | June 3, 2015

byMichael Furmston, Gregory Tolhurst

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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 isalso 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.

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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 ...

Professor Michael Furmston is a world-renown author and academic. He is Dean of the School of Law at Singapore Management University. Professor Gregory Tolhurst is Professor of Commercial Law at Sydney Law School. He is widely published in the field of contract law and co-authored Contract Formation (OUP, 2010) with Professor Furmston.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:June 3, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199677999

ISBN - 13:9780199677993

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Table of Contents

1. Origin of the rule and history to 18612. Modern History3. Common Law and Equitable Exceptions4. Statutory Exceptions5. Operation of the Rule with Relation to Exemption Clauses6. Enforcement by Promise7. Attempts to Impose Liabilities or Burdens on Non-Parties8. Contract (Right of Third Parties) Act 19999. Statutory Reform in Other Jurisdictions10. Treatment by Unidroit