‘The law of contract should give effect to the reasonable expectations of contracting parties. Principle certainly requires that a burden should not be imposed on a third party without his consent. But there is no doctrinal, logical, or policy reason why the law should deny effectiveness to a contract for the benefit of a third party where that is the expressed intention of the parties.’ Discuss. Are the Law Commission’s proposals (Report No 242, ‘Privity of Contract – Contracts for the Benefit of Third Parties’ (1996)) for the reform of this area satisfactory?’