Contracts Court of Appeal Case

Goodman Derrick LLP acted in a case before the Court of Appeal concerning the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. The Court of Appeal ruled that before the rights granted by the Act could be enforced, the third party in question must be expressly identified in the relevant contract by name, as a member of a class or as answering a particular description.

The use of the word "express" did not allow a process of construction or implication. For further information, please contact Deborah Rider in our Litigation Department.