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McGregor on Damages 18th ed with 3rd Supplement isbn 9780414043282

McGregor on Damages 18th ed

ISBN13: 9781847034984
New Edition ISBN: 9780414043282
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847031952
Published: October 2009
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

McGregor has been the leading authority on the law of damages for 150 years. It provides comprehensive coverage of the law, from detailed consideration of the general principles to specific heads of damages. Related procedural issues are also covered, bringing the work up-to-date with the impact of the Civil Procedure Rules.

New coverage in the 18th edition includes extensive discussion of liquidated damages, including Murray v Leisureplay plc; updated analysis of costs, damages and fines arising from previous proceedings; extensive new material on contracts for professional services; extensive new material on the use and impact of periodical payments; updated discussion of non-pecuniary losses in tort and contract; analysis of recent decisions on certainty of damage, including Rugby Joinery; and recent case law on consequential losses in building contracts.

  • New edition of the leading work on damages – frequently cited in court and regularly referred to in judgments
  • Covers general principles as well as a wide range of particular claims under contract, tort and human rights
  • Includes in-depth analysis of recent case law
  • Clarifies complex areas such as loss of a chance, mitigation, causation and exemplary damages
  • Considers current issues including periodical payments and interest on damages
  • Includes a new damages chapter on Invasion of Privacy and Misfeasance in Public Office

Remedies and Damages, Common Law Library
General principles.
The heads of compensatory damages.
The limits of compensatory damages.
Damages not strictly based on compensation.
Various general factors in the assessment of damages.
Particular claims.
Human rights.