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McGregor on Damages
McGregor on Damages
20th Edition, 2nd Supplement
Series:  Common Law Library
Practice Area:  Damages
ISBN:  9780414073180
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  22 Nov 2019
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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A primary reference tool on the general principles and the particular aspects of common law damages, McGregor on Damages is still the leading authority on damages and has been for over 50 years.

Part of the Common Law Library McGregor on Damages provides in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the law, from detailed consideration of the general principles to a full analysis of specific areas of damages.

The Second Supplement to the Twentieth Edition covers all the latest developments in the law of damages since publication of the Twentieth Edition in December 2017 and the first supplement to the Twentieth Edition in December 2018. The developments in the second supplement include remoteness and mitigation of damage, contributory negligence, recovery for loss of a chance, disgorgement of profits, damages and interest awards, damages and legal costs, and damages in the context of share sales, professional services, personal injury, defamation, privacy infringements, economic torts and intellectual property wrongs.

Case updates in the second supplement include:

  • Perry v Raleys Solicitors [2019]
  • Assetco Plc v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2019]
  • Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2019]
  • Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018]
  • Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Ltd v Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd [2018]
  • ARB v IVF Hammersmith [2018]
  • Richard v The British Broadcasting Corporation [2018]
  • Khan v MNX [2018]
And many more...

Features List:
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the law of damages, from detailed consideration of the general principles to specific heads of damages
  • Clarifies complex areas such as loss of a chance, mitigation, causation and exemplary damages
  • Examines such issues as periodical payments and interest on damages
  • Goes through statement of case, the trial and appeals
  • Considers damages in relation to particular contracts, tort and human rights such as below:
  • Sale of Goods, Hire and Hire-purchase of Goods, Sale of Land, Contracts to Pay or to Lend Money, Contracts for Carriage and Contracts of Employment
  • Torts affecting Goods: Damages and Destruction, Misappropriation, Torts Affecting Land, Torts Causing Personal Injury, Torts Causing Death, Assault and False Imprisonment, Malicious Institution of Legal Proceedings, Defamation, Economic Torts, Misrepresentation, Infringement of Privacy and Misfeasance in Public Office
Human Rights
  • Damages are sought through the courts to compensate someone who suffers loss, damage or injury caused by the action of others
  • Chapter 1: Introductory; 
  • Chapter 2: The Object of an Award of Compensatory Damages; 
  • Chapter 3: Terminology Used in Compensatory Damages Awards; 
  • Chapter 4: Pecuniary Losses; 
  • Chapter 5: Non-Pecuniary Losses; 
  • Chapter 6: The General Problem of Limits; 
  • Chapter 7: Reduction of Damages for Contributory Negligence; 
  • Chapter 8: Remoteness of Damage; 
  • Chapter 9: Mitigation of Damage; 
  • Chapter 10: Certainty of Damage; 
  • Chapter 11: Past and Prospective Damage; 
  • Chapter 12: Nominal Damages; 
  • Chapter 13: Exemplary Damages; 
  • Chapter 14: Restitutionary Damages; 
  • Chapter 15: Disgorgement Damages (Account of Profits); 
  • Chapter 16: Liquidated Damages; 
  • Chapter 17: Vindicatory Damages; 
  • Chapter 18: The Incidence of Taxation; 
  • Chapter 19: The Awarding of Interest; 
  • Chapter 20: The Effect of Changes in Value; 
  • Chapter 21: The Recovery of Costs, Damages and Fines Incurred in Previous Proceedings; 
  • Chapter 22: Breach of Undertakings as to Damages; 
  • Chapter 23: Damages in Actions Surviving Death; 
  • Chapter 24: The Measure of Damages in Contract and Tort Compared; 
  • Chapter 25: Sale of Goods; 
  • Chapter 26: Hire and Hire-Purchase of Goods; 
  • Chapter 27: Sale of Land; 
  • Chapter 28: Lease of Land; 
  • Chapter 29: Sale of Shares and Loan of Stock; 
  • Chapter 30: Contracts to Pay or to Lend Money; 
  • Chapter 31: Construction Contracts; 
  • Chapter 32: Contracts of Carriage; 
  • Chapter 33: Contracts of Employment; 
  • Chapter 34: Contracts for Professional and Other Services; 
  • Chapter 35: Contracts Concerning Principal and Agent; 
  • Chapter 36: Contracts of Warranty of Authority by Agent; 
  • Chapter 37: Torts Affecting Goods: Damage and Destruction; 
  • Chapter 38: Torts Affecting Goods: Misappropriation; 
  • Chapter 39: Torts Affecting Land; 
  • Chapter 40: Torts Causing Personal Injury; 
  • Chapter 41: Torts Causing Death; 
  • Chapter 42: Assault and False Imprisonment; 
  • Chapter 43: Statutory Torts: Discrimination and Harassment; 
  • Chapter 44: Malicious Institution of Legal Proceedings; 
  • Chapter 45: Misfeasance in Public Office; 
  • Chapter 46: Defamation; 
  • Chapter 47: Invasion of Privacy; 
  • Chapter 48: Economic Torts; 
  • Chapter 49: Misrepresentation; 
  • Chapter 50: Damages Under the Human Rights Act; 
  • Chapter 51: The Statement of Case; 
  • Chapter 52: The Trial; 
  • Chapter 53: Appeals

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