This is the principal guide to the legal profession as to what their clients/companies can claim for when they are the victims of a breach of contract, written by the author of Exclusion Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms, now in its 11th edition. Features Informs readers what their clients/companies can claim for when they are the victims of a breach of contract. It explains and analyses the rule established in Hadley v Baxendale (1854), one of the most cited cases in the common law, including its refinement by the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). Outlines the development of all the relevant principles below through the substantial amounts of case law which govern them. Analyses the principles of recovery for loss of bargain Explains when recovery can take place for loss of profits. Details when expenses incurred on reliance on the contract proceeding can be recovered following breach. Covers recovery for damage caused. Explains the duty on a party to mitigate loss in the case of a breach. Clarifies the relevance of the innocent nature of the breach in question (or otherwise).