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Vocabulary check: rights of Third Parties Act

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Email 1

Subject: Fw (Contract) Rights of Third Parties Act 1999
Date: June 12, 20– 03:23:05 PM

Dear Philip

Hi! Good to talk just now, pleased that you’re finally getting a chance to put your law degree to good use 😉1

I’m forwarding you an email that a former colleague of mine sent me. It goes through the main parts of the 1999 Act we discussed. It’s fairly clear, so it should help you understand the possible implications. I have to say, I’d be very surprised if the management weren’t already aware of the Act. It has been in place for some time – so I hope this email doesn’t come too late to avoid any major lawsuits!

bw Katriona

ps The email was sent to me by a Scots lawyer friend, hence the reference to Scots law – I thought I’d leave it in as part of your continuing education!

Email 2

Dear Katriona

Please see promised summary below. I’m pasting it in the body of the email rather than sending it as an attachment, as I know you’ve had problems with my emails before!
bw Hamish

(Contract) Rights of Third Parties Act 1999

In Scotland, third party rights in relation to a contract exist as a matter of principle rather than statute. Until recently, this has not been the case in English law.

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 reforms the English rule of “privity of contract” under which a person can only enforce a contract if he is a party to it.

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