Call for evidence on Third Party Rights – by 24th March

A call for evidence from all interested individuals and organisations has been issued on the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill.

Provision for third party rights is currently made in common law. Scots law currently allows parties to a contract to create an enforceable right in favour of a third party, known as a jus quaesitum tertio or JQT.

The bill 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.

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