The aim of this article is to discuss the restitutionary principles applicable to quantum meruit claims in building contracts. In the first part we consider the concept itself and identify the contexts in which such a claim is pursued. In the second part of the article, to be published in the next issue of the JCL, attention is directed, principally, to one issue, namely whether the contract price constitutes a ceiling on the amount recoverable under a quantum meruit claim following breach by the defendant.
Restitution, quantum meruit, contracts
Commercial Law | Contracts
Journal of Contract Law
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
HUNTER, Howard and CARTER, J. W..
Quantum Meruit and Building Contracts: Part I The Quantum Meruit Concept. (1989). Journal of Contract Law. 2, (2), 95-114. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/2226
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