12.1 Remedies - Introduction

Welcome to the first lesson of the twelfth topic in this module guide - Remedies! The main remedies in tort are injunctions, which compel a defendant to act in a certain manner, and damages, which are compensatory and intended to restore to the claimant what he has lost. An understanding of the scope and applicability of certain remedies will be important to a range of different problem scenarios.

At the end of this section, you should be comfortable understanding the different types of damages and injunctions that can be awarded to a successful claimant. This section begins by breaking down the aims and objectives of damages, and going into depth about the kinds of damages that can be awarded, and how they are quantified. There is then a comprehensive overview of the types of injunction that may be awarded, and in what circumstances they will be successfully applied for.

Goals for this section:

  • To understand how and when the courts may award certain remedies to a successful claimant.

Objectives for this section:

  • To understand the different types of damages available to a claimant, how they are quantified and what principles are relevant in their application.
  • To be able to define the various types of injunction and to know when they may be available to a claimant.

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