Robert Flannigan Doctrine Of Privity In Contract Law

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Robert Flannigan states ‘arguments offered to justify the doctrine of privity only rarely get beyond the level of axiomatic assertion…. Argument, as it turns out, is not something to which the doctrine stands up well’. Robert Flannigan, ‘Privity – the end of an era (error) (1987) 103(Oct) Law Quarterly Review 564 Professor Robert Flannigan is a law lecturer in University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He has joined the faculty since 1985 and he teaches subjects and research interests include contract law, business organization and fiduciary obligation . Based on the quotation above, he tries to voice up his opinion and point of view regarding the doctrine of privity. The literal meaning to the above quotation is the rebuttal towards the doctrine of privity is usually unquestionable statements. The doctrine of privity in contract as asserted by Robert Flannigan is complete and fair to be exercised by every country. The doctrine of privity of contract in the common law of contract provides that a contract cannot confer rights or impose obligations arising under it on any person or agent except the parties to contract. The premise is that only parties to contracts should be able to sue to enforce their rights or claim damages in case of breach. Consideration in contract is one of the evidences which support this doctrine as both does not acknowledge the existence and the benefits of the third party. This is because they have not submitted a consideration to the party

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