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The Law of Damages (Butterworths Common Law Series)

The Law of Damages (Butterworths Common Law Series)

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Part I - General Principles

Chapter 1 - The scope of damages
    A. Introductory   
    B. The place of damages in the scheme of remedies   
    C. The aims of the law of damages   
    D. General and special damages  
Chapter 2 - Measures of damages   
    A. Introduction   
    B. Nominal damages  
    C. Contemptuous damages   
    D. Aggravated damages   
    E. Punitive damages  
    F. Gain-based damages   
Chapter 3 - Financial loss  
    A. No claim except where, and to extent that, loss or damage suffered  
    B. Financial loss: definition  
    C. Asset losses  
    D. Abstract financial losses   
    E. Past and future loss  
    F. Financial loss suffered by someone other than the claimant  
    G. Loss reckoned by the claimant's liability to a third party  
    H. Loss suffered by and through a company  
    I. Use to which claimant puts damages  
    J. Loss: the burden of proof
Chapter 4 - Damages for non-pecuniary loss   
    A. Introduction  
    B. Personal injuries: 'pain and suffering'   
    C. Loss of amenity  
    D. Bereavement  
    E. Disappointment, distress, humiliation and loss of enjoyment  
    F. Inconvenience  
    G. Damage to reputation  
Chapter 5 - Avoided and avoidable loss  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Avoided loss
    C. The effect of tax   
    D. Avoidable loss   
Chapter 6 - Remoteness of damage   
    A. Introduction   
    B. Breach of contract   
    C. Tort   
Chapter 7 - Causation and damages   
    A. Introduction   
    B. The Prima Facie test of causation:'but-for'   
    C. The problem of concurrent causes: joint and several liability   
    D. Competing causes: overriding cause and 'novus actus intervenien
    E. The proof of causation   
    F. Causation and loss of a chance   
Chapter 8 - Contributory negligence and contribution   
    A. Contributory negligence   
    B. The right to contribution in respect of damages   
Chapter 9 - The currency of the award   
    A. Jurisdiction   
    B. Which currency?   
    C. Tort claims  
    D. Breach of contract  
    E. The effect of cross-claims  
    F. Interest  
Chapter 10 - The right to interest
    A. Introduction
    B. The position at common law  
    C. Interest under statute: Supreme Court Act 1981, s 35A 
    D. Interest under statute: the late payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998  
    E. Interest in Admiralty
    F. Bills of exchange  
    G. Interest in arbitration cases
    H. Interest on judgments  
Chapter 11 - Effect of death, bankruptcy, assignment, etc  
    A. Claims by or against deceased persons 
    B. The effect of bankruptcy
    C. Company Liquidation
    D.  Assignees
Part II - Damages Other than for Personal Injury
Chapter 12 - Physical damage to land  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Measure of recovery
    C. Cost of reinstatement or diminution in value? 
    D. Other measures of loss  
    E. Betterment  
    F. Consequential loss  
Chapter 13 - Trespass to land, nuisance and analogous torts  
    A. Trespass to land  
    B. Liability for damage done by straying livestock  
    C. Nuisance  
    D. 'Quasi-trespass' and 'quasi - nuisance': claims by reversioners  
    E. Unlawful eviction: statutory liability  
Chapter 14 - Damage to chattels  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Chattels destroyed or lost  
    C. Damage to chattels  
    D. Damages for loss of use  
    E. Damage or destruction: claimant with limited or non-possessory interest in goods  
Chapter 15 - Interference with goods  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Conversion  
    C. Trespass to goods  
Chapter 16 - Wrongs to the person  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Assault and battery  
    C. False imprisonment  
    D. Malicious prosecution  
    E. Other malicious abuse of process  
    F. Harassment  
    G. General matters  
Chapter 17 - Damages for misrepresentation  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Damages for negligent misrepresentation at common law  
    C. Misrepresentation Act 1967, s 2(1)  
    D. Misrepresentation Act 1967, s 2(2)  
    E. Deceit  
Chapter 18 - Torts affecting reputation and privacy  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Defamation: libel, and slanders actionable per se  
    C. Defamation: special rules for slanders not actionable per se  
    D. Defamation: guidance to juries on the amount of damages  
    E. Defamation: review of awards of damages  
    F. Malicious falsehood  
    G. Infringement of privacy  
Chapter 19 - Damages for breach of contract - general principles  
    A. Introduction  
    B. The prima facie measure: claimant to be put in position as if contract performed  
    C. Loss to the claimant and gain to the defendant
    D. The interests protected by contract damages : expectation, reliance and beyond
    E. Different ways of fulfilling contractual expectations - the problem of the 'cost of cure'
Chapter 20 - Contracts for the benefits of third parties
    A. Introduction  
    B. Claims by the original parties
    C. Claims by the third party
Chapter 21 - Penalties and liquidated damages
    A. Introduction
    B. Dunlop v New Garage Co Ltd
    C. The contemporary law
    D. The reach of the penalty clause doctrine
    E. The effect of a penal stipulation
    F. Credit and hire purchase: the Consumer Credit Act 1974
Chapter 22 - Contracts for the sale of goods and other assets
    A. Introduction
    B. Sale of goods: breach by the seller
    C. Breach by the buyer
    D. Sale of other assets
    E. Asset sales: breach by the seller
    F. Failure to deliver
    G. Late deliver
    H. Breach of warranty
    I.   Buyer's breach: non-acceptance
Chapter 23 - Contracts for the sale of land : covenants over freehold land
    A. Introduction 
    B. Sale of land
    C. Covenants over freehold
Chapter 24 - Leases of land  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Failure to grant or accept a lease  
    C. Breach of lessee's covenants during the lease  
    D. Breach of lessor's covenants during the lease  
Chapter 25 - Contracts for the carriage  of goods
    A. Breach by the carrier
    B. Breach by cargo owner  
Chapter 26 - Agency relationships  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Breach by principal : Liability to agent
    C. Breach by agent  
    D. Liability between agent and third party  
Chapter 27 - Professional liability  
    A. Generally  
    B. Lawyers  
    C. Surveyors and valuers
    D. Accountants and auditors  
    E. Insurance brokers  
Chapter 28 - Miscellaneous torts and non-contractual liabilities  
    A. Introduction  
    B. The economic torts  
    C. Misfeasance in public office  
    D. Unlawful discrimination in the provision of goods and services 
    E. Breaches of competition law  
    F. Damages under the Human Rights Act 1998 
    G. 'Euro-delicts'
    H. Wrongs committed by EU institutions
Part III - Personal Injury Damages
Chapter 29 - Personal injury damages  
    A. Introduction  
    B. Interim, provisional and non-lump-sum awards and periodical payments  
    C. General  principles in assessing damages  
Chapter 30 - Causation in personal injury cases  
    A. General  principles  
    B. Clinical negligence: some specific issues  
Chapter 31 - Assessment of damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    A. General principles
    B. Specific issues relating to injuries of the greatest severity  
Chapter 32 - Specific personal injury damages  
    A. Head  and  brain injuries  
    B. Senses  
    C. Chest and lungs  
    D. Other internal organs   
    E. Orthopaedic injuries  
Chapter 33 - Past and future loss  
    A. Future loss: multipliers, multiplicands and the discount rate  
    B. Loss of earnings claims  
    C. Care, attendance and supervision claims  
    D. Accommodation  
    E. Other claims in cases of severe or catastrophic injuries  
    F. Cost of managing the claimant's affairs: Court of Protection  
    G. Interim and provisional awards  
Chapter 34 - Criminal injuries compensation  
    A. Introduction 
    B. The Old Scheme
    C. The 1996 Scheme
    D. The 2001 Scheme
    E. The 2008 Scheme  
Chapter 35 - Fatal accident claims
    A. Introduction  
    B. The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934: the estate's claim  
    C. Dependency claims  
Chapter 36 - Interim and provisional awards, periodic payments and supplementary orders
    A. Interim and provisional awards  
    B. Periodic payments
    C. Interest  
    D. Social security benefits: deduction and recoupment  
Author Details
Series Editor - Andrew Grubb MA (Cantab), LLD (Lond), FmedSci Barrister, Professor of Medical Law and Head of Department Cardiff Law School
General Editor - Andrew Tettenborn MA, LLB Barrister, Bracton Professor of Law in the University of Exeter
Contributors - David Wilby QC, MA (Cantab) of the Inner Temple, Barrister, a Recorder of the Crown Court Daniel Bennett BA (Oxon), LLM (Warwick) Barrister

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