Research Handbook on Remedies in Private Law
Show Less

Research Handbook on Remedies in Private Law

Edited by Roger Halson and David Campbell

This Research Handbook comprehensively and authoritatively reviews the contemporary challenges in research regarding remedies in private law. The Research Handbook on Remedies in Private Law focuses on the most important issues throughout contract, equity, restitution and tort law as they have arisen in the major common law jurisdictions, touching upon those of other jurisdictions where pertinent.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 12: The recovery of damages for non-pecuniary loss in contract and tort a unified approach

Roger Halson


This chapter argues that the law of contract and tort should be brought into closer alignment with regard to the recovery of damages in respect of non-pecuniary losses (DNPL). The emphasis is not upon detailed descriptions of the different categories of recovery for DNPL but builds upon a critique of the statements of policy and principle which are said to support and justify the current fragmented approach and the less generous availability of DNPL in contract compared to tort. In this way it is hoped to remedy what one commentator described as the ‘absence of structure’ and consequent ‘conceptual underdevelopment’ of the topic.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.