||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 183 (Jun)
|| EWHC 1516 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||William Webb (instructed by Birketts LLP, Ipswich) for the claimant.
||Sam Healey (instructed by Harland & Co, York) for the defendant.
||16 June 2008
Contract - Damages for breach - Measure of damages - Parties entering into agreement for defendant company to lay an external area of concrete slab on site in question - Defendant requiring claimant to leave site - Claimant bringing claim against defendant for contract balance and costs incurred up until that date - Judge approaching assessment of damages on reliance loss approach and ordering defendant to pay claimant damages for costs incurred prior to termination - Whether judge applying correct approach.
Contract Damages for breach. On an appeal against a decision of the judge sitting in the county court, the judge had fallen into error in calculating the recoverable award of damages for incorrect termination of a contract, where he had wrongly calculated the award damages using the reliance measure of damages. The instant case was clearly one where the judge should have approached the assessment of damages using the expectation measure.
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