Contractual Damages (LAWS6874)


This unit will look at the primary remedy for actions for breach of contract, namely damages. This remedy will be distinguished from contract debts, restitution, specific performance and injunctions. The compensation principle and the various elements of a damages claim will be examined. Classes will look at the different bases for assessment of contract damages, and the requirement of mitigation. The unit also provides an insight into the ways of bridging the gap between remoteness theory and evaluating potential claims for damages. The role of consequential loss, and the relationship between damages and contractual indemnities are also considered. The unit will be run in a seminar style, examining leading doctrinal cases for each principle.

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