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145 Damages in general

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L: REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT

1: MONEY CLAIMS

145 Damages in general

The principles which govern claims for damages for breach of a construction contract are those applicable to contracts generally. The underlying rule of the common law is that where a party sustains a loss by reason of a breach of contract, he is, so far as money can do it, to be placed in the same situation with regard to damages as if the contract had been performed1. The claimant should thus be entitled to recover damages for all the losses and unrealised profits as may fairly and reasonably

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