Chapter

Additional Remedies

Steve Wilson and Clare Sandford-Couch

in Concentrate Questions and Answers Contract Law

Published on behalf of © Steve Wilson, Clare Sandford-Couch, Adrian Chandler 2016

Published in print August 2016 | ISBN: 9780198745235
Published online October 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191806148 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198745235.003.0012

Series: Concentrate Law Questions & Answers

Additional Remedies

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The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, answer plans and suggested answers, author commentary and other features. The standard common law remedy of damages will not always prove adequate for the victim of a breach of contract. Equity therefore developed a number of additional remedies, discretionary in nature, aimed at ensuring that a claimant was not unreasonably confined to an award of damages; in particular, specific performance and injunctions. The possibility of awarding restitutionary damages, in part to offset any unjust enrichment secured by a contract-breaker, is also important.

Keywords: specific performance; injunctions; damages; contract law; remedies; performance; injunctions; unjust enrichment; restitution

Chapter.  4062 words. 

Subjects: Contract Law

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