Damages for Breach of Contract

Damages for Breach of Contract
Common law damages for breach of contract—Principle such damages were intended to place the claimant in the same position as he would have been in had the contract been performed. Such damages were therefore normally based on the difference between the effect of performance and non-performance upon the claimant’s situation—where the breach of contractual obligations had caused the claimant to suffer loss, that loss should be measured or estimated as accurately and reliability as possible—Law tolerated imprecision and there were different legal principles which could assist in estimating the claimant loss- contract law damages could not be awarded merely for the purpose of depriving the defendant of profits made as a result of the breach except in exceptional circumstances—contract law damages were not a matter of discretion. They were claimed as of right and were awarded for refused on the basis of legal principles.
(2018 SCMR 1057 Supreme Court of UK)