Insurance; Trimming the privity hedge
The Contracts Act reforms the long-established and much-criticised rule of privity of contract and extends the rights of the third party, but as Philip Hartley reports, the new act is still very much open to interpretation
The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 came into force on 11 November, 1999. It applies to contracts entered into on or after 11 May, 2000.
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