There are two aspects to the common law doctrine of privity of contract. The first, that a contract cannot impose liabilities on a third party, is not very controversial. The second, that in general a contract can only confer rights on parties to the contract even if it is clearly the intention of the contracting parties to benefit a third party, is highly controversial, and has been the subject of much judicial criticism.
Contracts | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Singapore Academy of Law Journal
Singapore Academy of Law
YEO, Tiong Min.
When Do Rights Arise under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (UK)?. (2001). Singapore Academy of Law Journal. 13, (1), 34-53. Research Collection School Of Law.
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