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Street on Torts

Street on Torts (16th edn)

Christian Witting
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date: 27 May 2024

p. 65226. Remedieslocked

p. 65226. Remedieslocked

  • Christian WittingChristian WittingProfessor of Law, National University of Singapore, Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Victoria


This chapter examines the basic principles of remedies for tort claims. The judicial remedies include damages and injunctions. This chapter discusses principles concerning the award of the different types of damages, which include nominal damages (for rights infringements resulting in no tangible loss), aggravated damages (for affronts to the claimant’s dignity), exemplary damages (which are designed to punish and deter future wrongdoing), and contemptuous damages. Special reference is made to the application of the principles in cases of death and personal injury, the former topic encompassing discussion of the survival of actions principle and of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.

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