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Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

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Schedule 1Scope of sections 2 to 4 and 7

1Sections 2 to 4 of this Act do not extend to—

(a)any contract of insurance (including a contract to pay an annuity on human life);

(b)any contract so far as it relates to the creation or transfer of an interest hi land, or to the termination of such an interest, whether by extinction, merger, surrender, forfeiture or otherwise ;

(c)any contract so far as it relates to the creation or transfer of a right or interest in any patent, trade mark, copyright, registered design, technical or commercial information or other intellectual property, or relates to the termination of any such right or interest;

(d)any contract so far as it relates—

(i)to the formation or dissolution of a company (which means any body corporate or unincorporated association and includes a partnership), or

(ii)to its constitution or the rights or obligations of its corporators or members ;

(e)any contract so far as it relates to the creation or transfer of securities or of any right or interest in securities.

2Section 2(1) extends to—

(a)any contract of marine salvage or towage ;

(b)any charterparty of a ship or hovercraft; and

(c)any contract for the carriage of goods by ship or hovercraft;

but subject to this sections 2 to 4 and 7 do not extend to any such contract except in favour of a person dealing as consumer.

3Where goods are carried by ship or hovercraft in pursuance of a contract which either—

(a)specifies that as the means of carriage over part of the journey to be covered, or

(b)makes no provision as to the means of carriage and does not exclude that means, then sections 2(2), 3 and 4 do not, except in favour of a person dealing as consumer, extend to the contract as it operates for and in relation to the carriage of the goods by that means.

4Section 2(1) and (2) do not extend to a contract of employment, except in favour of the employee.

5Section 2(1) does not affect the validity of any discharge and indemnity given by a person, on or in connection with an award to him of compensation for pneumoconiosis attributable to employment in the coal industry, in respect of any further claim arising from his contracting that disease.

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