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Third Party Rights in Contract: A Case Study in Codifying and Not Codifying

Research output: Working paper

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Law School Working Papers Series


A comparative and historical study of the problems and pitfalls of codification with special reference to China and Scotland and the law of third party rights in contract. The paper argues for the inclusion of a provision on this subject in the Chinese Contract Law and for a statutory modernisation to rescue Scots law from the position of being, as one critic has put it, stuck in the seventeenth century.

    Research areas

  • Contract law, Third party rights, Chinese law, comparative law, legal history

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