Common Law Library Widely regarded as the chief authority and the standard work on the law of damages for nearly 150 years, McGregor on Damages new 20th edition adopts a definition of damages, both simplified and enlarged, brought about by the changes in the law over the years. As ruled by the Court of Appeal in Simmons v. Castle the best guidance on the heads of non-pecuniary loss recoverable are to be found in McGregor on Damages.
A primary reference tool on the general principles and the particular aspects of common law damages written by Harvey McGregor Q.C., an acknowledged authority for more than 50 years, the book:
- Provides comprehensive coverage of the law of damages, from detailed consideration of the general principles to specific heads of damages
- Clarifies complex areas such as loss of a chance, mitigation, causation and exemplary damages
- Examines such issues as periodical payments and interest on damages
- Goes through statement of case, the trial and appeals
- Considers damages in relation to particular contracts, tort and human rights
- Contracts – Sale of Goods, Hire and Hire-purchase of Goods, Sale of Land, Lease of Land. Sale of Shares and Loan of Stock, Contracts to Pay or to Lend Money, Building Contracts, Contracts for Carriage, Contracts of Employment, Contracts for Professional and Other Services, Contracts Concerning Principal and Agent, Contracts of Warranty of Authority by Agent
- Torts – Torts affecting Goods: Damages and Destruction, Misappropriation, Torts Affecting Land, Torts Causing Personal Injury, Torts Causing Death, Assault and False Imprisonment, Malicious Institution of Legal Proceedings, Defamation, Economic Torts, Misrepresentation, Infringement of Privacy and Misfeasance in Public Office
- Human Rights
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