Recent cases on difficult issues in the law of damages

The law of damages might at times seem the “poor cousin” of commercial litigation, with both litigants and courts focusing much more time and attention on the principles relating to liability. However, two recent judgments show that the assessment of damages can give rise to issues that are every bit as interesting, and problematic, as … Read more

The limit of contractual damages addressed by the Commercial Court

The recent case of Sylvia Shipping Co Limited v Progress Bulk Carriers Limited [2010] EWHC 542 (Comm) provided the High Court with an opportunity to consider the law on damages and, in particular, whether the law on remoteness had been altered by the House of Lords judgment in Transfield Shipping Inc v Mercartor Shipping Inc … Read more