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Court of Appeal confirms availability of Wrotham Park damages in breach of contract claims

28 Aug 2018

In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeal in Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd and others v Yeo Boong Hua and others and another appeal [2018] SGCA 44 held that Wrotham Park damages are compensatory in nature and should, as a matter of principle, be recognised as a part of the law of contractual remedies in Singapore. However, they are available only where there is a remedial lacuna, in the sense that orthodox compensatory damages and specific relief are unavailable, which can be rationally and sensibly filled by reference to Wrotham Park damages. 

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