Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1989

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Restitution, quantum meruit, contracts

Discipline

Commercial Law | Contracts

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Journal of Contract Law

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

95

Last Page

114

ISSN

1030-7230

Publisher

Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

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