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PATHS TO PRIVITY: THE HISTORY OF THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARY CONTRACTS AT ENGLISH LAW

Palmer, Vernon V.


Item #: 61313

Pages: 250 pp.
Published: Blue Rdg Summit; Austin & Winfield; 1992. Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: BUSINESS/ECONOMICS, CONTRACTS

Palmer's fascinating study analyzes the ingrained tendencyto prevent third party beneficiary actions through ahistorical account of privity of contract. Chapter Idiscusses the origins and historical questions surroundingthe issue of privity. Chapter II covers the triumph ofconsideration in the formative period, 1500-1680. ChapterIII outlines the expansion in the chancery phase, 1680-1800,and Chapter IV deals with the rise of the parties-onlyprinciple at law and equity during the 1800s.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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