Seminar Paper – Remedies for Breach of Contract (December 2003, Simon Edwards)

Seminar Paper – Remedies for Breach of Contract (December 2003, Simon Edwards)


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This paper was originally presented at a 39 Essex Street seminar in December 2003.

“In Ruxley Electronics and Construction Limited v Forsyth [1996] AC 344 Lord Bridge started his speech with these words, “My Lords, damages for breach of contract must reflect, as accurately as the circumstances allow, the loss which the Claimant has sustained because he did not get what he bargained for.  There is no question of punishing the contract breaker”. In Attorney General v Blake (2001) 1 AC 268, the House of Lords introduced a substantial departure from that principle…” 


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