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Third Party Rights Bill goes out to views

24 February 2017

A call for evidence from interested individuals and organisations has been issued on the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill, as it begins its parliamentary passage.

The bill, based on proposals of the Scottish Law Commission for a modern statutory restatement of part oif the common law, is following the special procedure at Holyrood for non-contentious law reforming measures.

It seeks to put the common law position on a statutory footing and give third parties to a contract the statutory right to create an enforceable right.

John Scott MSP, convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Delegated Powers & Law Reform Committee, which has been given charge of the bill, commented:

“As part of our evidence gathering to help us reach a view on the general principles of the bill, we want to hear from all individuals and organisations that might have an interest in, or be affected by this potential change in the law.

“As well as seeking views from law firms, businesses and university law schools, we also want to hear from citizens’ rights organisation and anyone else with experience of this aspect of law.”

Click here to view the call for evidence. The closing date for written submissions is 24 March 2017.


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