GFSL: Reforming 3rd Party Rights in Contract

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We are very excited to welcome Professor Hector MacQueen to give the next paper at the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law.

Title: “Scots law into the twenty-first century: Reforming third party rights in contract”

Time: 3.30pm, 18 November 2015

Location: Room 134, Main Building, University of Glasgow (entrance via Thomson (Anatomy) Building Car Park)



The Scottish Law Commission is examining third party rights in contract as part of its review of contract law in light of the Draft Common Frame of Reference. Professor MacQueen’s paper will discuss the proposed reform of the Scots law of third party rights in contract, drawing on the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts and the Draft Common Frame of Reference.  The discussion will show that careful analysis of third party rights within the general law of obligations can solve many of the existing problems with the relevant Scots law, but that statutory intervention is probably also necessary to bring it into line with twenty-first century needs.  The form of that statutory intervention is however not straightforward.

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