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(p. 606) 18. Specific Remedies 

(p. 606) 18. Specific Remedies
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(p. 606) 18. Specific Remedies
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Jack Beatson

, Andrew Burrows

, and John Cartwright

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198734789.003.0018
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date: 19 April 2021

This Chapter considers specific remedies for breach of contract. Under certain circumstances, a contractual promise may be enforced directly. This may be by an action for the agreed sum, by an order for specific performance of the obligation, or by an injunction to restrain the breach of a negative stipulation in a contract or to require the defendant to take positive steps to undo a breach of contract. These remedies have different historical roots, the claim for an agreed sum being, like damages, a common law remedy whereas specific performance and injunctions are equitable remedies that were once exclusively administered by the Court of Chancery.

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