2017 Guide to Damages

2 CPD Hours = £36

Competency/Learning Objective - Legal knowledge and skills

This course outlines the general principles relating to the recovery and assessment of damages in contract and in tort, with reference to recent case law. It also examines the role of liquidated damages and the interplay with the rule against penalties. Links to relevant source materials are provided.

By the end of the course you should be able to advise authoritatively on topics such as:

  • when damages are recoverable for breach of contract, and the types of damages that are recoverable

  • why parties might agree to liquidated damages and how (advertently or otherwise) they might agree to exclude a right to claim damages altogether

  • the rule against penalties following the recent Supreme Court review of the law in this area

  • when damages are recoverable in tort, and the types of damages that are recoverable

Course dated January 2017

About the Author:

Richard Quenby was called to the Bar in 1985, specialising in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work. Subsequently, he spent more than 6 years as the Principal Professional Support Lawyer in the Real Estate Division of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, worked as a Professional Support Lawyer at DWF LLP and is now a Supervisory Lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Richard has also worked as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is a co-author of "Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments", published by Bloomsbury Publishing and a member of the Consultant Editorial Board of LexisPSL. He is also the author of a number of other courses for LegalTraining. Richard can be found on LinkedIn here.

This course is no longer available for enrolment.


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