Monthly Archives: May 2009

Damages for breach of contract: the Achilleas and the DCFR

On 12 May Lord Hoffmann gave a brilliant talk in the Law School on the case of the Achilleas (Transfield Shipping Co Inc v Mercator Shipping Inc [2008] UKHL 48). In that case the House of Lords recast the English … Continue reading

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DCFR and ‘restitutionary damages’ for breach of contract

In preparing a new edition of my introductory text on unjustified enrichment and trying to make use of the DCFR for definitions and filling gaps in our law (as with PECL in MacQueen & Thomson on Contract and McBryde on … Continue reading

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European Legal Research Association: Prague meeting

Last February Eric Clive noted a meeting in Amsterdam to discuss the formation of a European Legal Research Association; the follow-up meeting mentioned there took place in sunny Prague on 1-2 May 2009. The meeting, which comprised around thirty academic … Continue reading

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