A Contract Confers a Benefit to Enforceable Party in the English Law: A Discussion

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A Contract Confers a Benefit to Enforceable Party in the English Law A Contract Confers a Benefit to Enforceable Party in the English Law The Privity of Contract Introduction The privity contract is a doctrine originating from the common law, which only allows the party to a contract with obligations to sue either party. In this regard, the third parties to a contract have limited right because the contract is binding to the parties. This implies that considerations can only exist as promises, and third parties are not considered. In other words, the third party to a contract has limited or no obligation at all to matters concerning the contract. The doctrine protects the contract from abuse or interference that may be caused by the third parties (Palmer, 2006, p.46). The Privity of Contract This doctrine originated from Tweddle v Atkinson (1861) case where the notion of consideration, which moved from promise was given consideration. After this consideration had been applied in the Tweddle v Atkinson (1861) case, it was later confirmed through the 1915 Dunlop v Selfridge case. The law has served well in protecting the abuse of contracts by the third parties despite the existing number of shortcomings. Over time, shortcomings of this doctrine have cropped up leading to the development of exceptions to the application of the privity of contract doctrine. Indeed, the privity of contract doctrine has been associated with a number of controversies evidenced amongst
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