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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

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Damages for Breach of Contract

ISBN13: 9780414055469
To be Published: November 2016
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £215.00

This is the 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, written by the author of Exclusion Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms, now in its 11th edition.


  • Informs readers what their clients/companies can claim for 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 which 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 on 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).

Contract Law, Remedies and Damages
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.