Damages for Breach of Contract


By: Richard Lawson
ISBN13: 9789390529513
Published: November 2016
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback (180 Pages), INDIAN reprint
Categories: , , Product ID: 11186


Written by the author of Exclusion Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms, now in its 11th edition, this book Damages for Breach of Contract is a principal guide to the legal profession as to what their clients/companies can claim for when they are the victims of a breach of contract.


  • Informs readers what their clients/companies can claim when they are the victims of a breach of contract.
  • It explains and analyses the rule established in Hadley v Baxendale (1854), one of the most cited cases in the common law, including its refinement by the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court).
  • Outlines the development of all the relevant principles below through the substantial amounts of case law that govern them.
  • Analyses the principles of recovery for loss of bargain
  • Explains when recovery can take place for loss of profits.
  • Details when expenses incurred on reliance on the contract proceeding can be recovered following breach.
  • Covers recovery for damage caused.
  • Explains the duty of a party to mitigate loss in the case of a breach.
  • Clarifies the relevance of the innocent nature of the breach in question (or otherwise).

– 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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