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Damages for Breach of Contract

Damages for Breach of Contract
Series:  Contract Law Library
ISBN:  9780414055469
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  21 Nov 2016
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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This is a new title in our Contract Law Library by the author of Exclusion Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms (12th edition). The book provides authoritative and practical guidance on the damages clients/companies can claim in the event of breach of contract.


  • Explains and analyses the rule established in Hadley v Baxendale (1854) and traces its interpretation and evolution over time
  • Covers the principle of recovery for loss of bargain
  • Examines the types of expenses recoverable and considers the problem of double compensation
  • Appraises the case law in relation to damages for distress, inconvenience and the like
  • Clarifies the courts’ position in relation to recovery for losses caused
  • Sets out the approach adopted by the courts and statute, in particular, the Consumer Rights Act 2015, to the control of contractual terms which seek to limit or exclude liability for damages
  • Discusses the role of intent in the assessment of damages for breach


• The rule in Hadley v Baxendale
• Recovery for Loss of Bargain
• Recovery for Loss of Profits
• The recovery of Expenditure
• Recovery for Damage Caused
• The Duty to Mitigate Loss
• The relevance of the innocence or otherwise of the breach.



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