- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As enacted)
There are outstanding changes not yet made by the legislation.gov.uk editorial team to Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations.
Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.
(1)Section 1 confers no rights on a third party in the case of a contract on a bill of exchange, promissory note or other negotiable instrument.
(2)Section 1 confers no rights on a third party in the case of any contract binding on a company and its members under section 14 of the M1Companies Act 1985.
[F1(2A)Section 1 confers no rights on a third party in the case of any incorporation document of a limited liability partnership or any limited liability partnership agreement as defined in the Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 2001/ ).]
(3)Section 1 confers no right on a third party to enforce—
(a)any term of a contract of employment against an employee,
(b)any term of a worker’s contract against a worker (including a home worker), or
(c)any term of a relevant contract against an agency worker.
(4)In subsection (3)—
(a)“contract of employment”, “employee”, “worker’s contract”, and “worker” have the meaning given by section 54 of the M2National Minimum Wage Act 1998,
(b)“home worker” has the meaning given by section 35(2) of that Act,
(c)“agency worker” has the same meaning as in section 34(1) of that Act, and
(d)“relevant contract” means a contract entered into, in a case where section 34 of that Act applies, by the agency worker as respects work falling within subsection (1)(a) of that section.
(5)Section 1 confers no rights on a third party in the case of—
(a)a contract for the carriage of goods by sea, or
(b)a contract for the carriage of goods by rail or road, or for the carriage of cargo by air, which is subject to the rules of the appropriate international transport convention,
except that a third party may in reliance on that section avail himself of an exclusion or limitation of liability in such a contract.
(6)In subsection (5) “contract for the carriage of goods by sea” means a contract of carriage—
(a)contained in or evidenced by a bill of lading, sea waybill or a corresponding electronic transaction, or
(b)under or for the purposes of which there is given an undertaking which is contained in a ship’s delivery order or a corresponding electronic transaction.
(7)For the purposes of subsection (6)—
(a)“bill of lading”, “sea waybill” and “ship’s delivery order” have the same meaning as in the M3Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992, and
(b)a corresponding electronic transaction is a transaction within section 1(5) of that Act which corresponds to the issue, indorsement, delivery or transfer of a bill of lading, sea waybill or ship’s delivery order.
(8)In subsection (5) “the appropriate international transport convention” means—
(a)in relation to a contract for the carriage of goods by rail, the Convention which has the force of law in the United Kingdom under section 1 of the M4International Transport Conventions Act 1983,
(b)in relation to a contract for the carriage of goods by road, the Convention which has the force of law in the United Kingdom under section 1 of the M5Carriage of Goods by Road Act 1965, and
(c)in relation to a contract for the carriage of cargo by air—
(i)the Convention which has the force of law in the United Kingdom under section 1 of the M6Carriage by Air Act 1961, or
(ii)the Convention which has the force of law under section 1 of the M7Carriage by Air (Supplementary Provisions) Act 1962, or
(iii)either of the amended Conventions set out in Part B of Schedule 2 or 3 to the M8Carriage by Air Acts (Application of Provisions) Order 1967.
Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.
Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.
Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.
Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.
Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.
Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including: