McGregor on Damages, 20th

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McGregor on Damages, 20th Edition is a leading authority on damages and has been for over the past 50 years. Part of the Common Law Library, this text provides an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the law, from detailed consideration of the general principles to a full analysis of specific areas of damages. The second supplement to the 20th edition covers all the latest developments in the law of damages since publication of the 20th edition in December 2017 and the first supplement to the 20th edition in December 2018. The developments in the second supplement include remoteness and mitigation of damage, contributory negligence, recovery for loss of a chance, disgorgement of profits, damages and interest awards, damages and legal costs, and damages in the context of share sales, professional services, personal injury, defamation, privacy infringements, economic torts, and intellectual property wrongs.

Case updates in the second supplement include:

  • Perry v. Raleys Solicitors (2019)
  • Assetco Plc v. Grant Thornton UK LLP (2019)
  • Manchester Building Society v. Grant Thornton UK LLP (2019)
  • Darnley v. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (2018)
  • Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Ltd v. Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd (2018)
  • ARB v. IVF Hammersmith (2018)
  • Richard v. The British Broadcasting Corporation (2018)
  • Khan v. MNX (2018), and many more

This text also clarifies complex areas such as loss of a chance, mitigation, causation, and exemplary damages. The text examines issues such as periodical payments and interest on damages. It goes through statement of case, the trial, and appeals.

The text considers damages in relation to particular contracts, tort, and human rights such as:

  • Contracts sale of goods
  • Hire and purchase of goods
  • Sale of land
  • Contracts to pay or to lend money
  • Contracts for carriage
  • Contracts of employment 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
  • Misfeasance in public office
  • Human rights damages are sought through the courts to compensate someone who suffers loss, damage, or injury caused by the action of others


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Tort & personal injury


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