This valuable report has been completely updated since it first appeared in 2002: it includes accounts of all the most recent important cases and highlights significant changes in the way that the courts now assess damages.
The law on remedies for breach of contract is technical and complex, built mainly from legal precedent. This Report aims to provide advice, guidance and remedies for those who deal directly with contracts and contractual problems (in businesses and other organisations) as well as for those whose work is affected by the contents of a contract. It is relevant for drafting and negotiating contract terms as well as for problems arising from performance of the contract.
2 Alternatives to litigation for breach of contract
3 Basic principles
4 Measuring damages
5 Specific kinds of awards
6 Other remedies
Originally an IT professional, after graduating from Exeter University Rachel Burnett worked for large corporate organisations in system development and project management. She then qualified as a solicitor and joined one of the first niche IT law practices.
Rachel is now Head of the IT/IP team and a Partner at Paris Smith LLP solicitors, following several years as a partner in City of London law firms. She has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Technology by Southampton Solent University, and is an Associate Lecturer in law with the Open University.
Rachel was President of the British Computer Society 2007-2008. She is a livery
member of the City of London Information Technologists’ Company and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
Rachel has authored two other reports for Thorogood: IT Contracts: Effective Negotiating and Drafting and Commercial Contracts: Legal Principles and Drafting Techniques.
This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes: