Contract Law - Remedies for Breach of Contract

There are two types of remedies available:

  1. Common law remedy of damages - monetary compensation; and
  2. Equitable remedies - e.g. specific performance and/or injunction.
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  • Created by: Emma
  • Created on: 02-06-09 19:22

1. Where one party has breached the contract, the innocent party is awarded damages which is monetary compensation

  • True
  • False
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2. Where a breach occurs:

  • There is a common law right to claim damages
  • There is only a right to damages if the court assesses this to be the situation

3. Which case established the fact that the parties should be put into the position he would have been in had the contract been fulfilled so far as money alone will suffice?

  • Chaplin -v- Hicks
  • Farley -v- Skinner
  • Robinson -v- Harman
  • Ruxley Electronics and Construction Ltd -v- Forsyth

4. Which case explained this further stating that the injured party "is entitled...to the benefit of his bargain"?

  • Chaplin -v- Hicks
  • Farley -v- Skinner
  • Ruxley Electronics and Construction Ltd -v- Forsyth
  • Robinson -v- Harman

5. Damages are viewed by the court as a 'punishment' rather than compensatory

  • False
  • True

Comments

Smith E

This is a complicated area of contract law. Though daunting at first, this quiz tests knowledge required to secure strong marks. The detail is very impressive. For example, the difference between nominal and contemptuous damages (questions 6 and 7) is not grasped by all students. 

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