Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation
Remedies for Torts, Breach of Contract, and Equitable Wrongs, 4th Edition by Burrows QC FBA, Andrew

Part Two Compensation, s.One General Principles in Assessing Compensatory Damages, 4 Factual causation

Andrew Burrows

From: Remedies for Torts, Breach of Contract, and Equitable Wrongs (4th Edition)

Andrew Burrows QC FBA

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 July 2020

Breach of contract — Damages and choice of law — Damages

This chapter discusses the law on factual causation. A requirement inherent in the compensatory aims is that the defendant’s tort or breach of contract has been a cause of the claimant’s loss. Regardless of whether the claimant is suing for a tort or breach of contract, the approach to factual causation does not differ. Nevertheless, nearly all the important cases concern torts. This is because factual causation is usually a disputed issue only in respect of damages for personal injury or property damage, and such damages are generally sought in tort.

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.