CFP sought compensation for the alleged breach of an exclusivity agreement, and the misuse of confidential information, in the context of the pursuit and acquisition by the first defendant, Barclays Bank PLC of the second defendant, a body corporate.
Held: Halyard discussed the idea that damages might be set at the price acceptable for the release of an obligation: ‘the exercise is artificial; and, despite the apparent precision of the figures and calculations deployed typically (and necessarily) on each side, it necessarily involves a question of impression . . it is to some considerable extent a ‘broad brush”.
 EWHC 3049 (Ch)
England and Wales
Cited – Morris-Garner and Another v One Step (Support) Ltd SC 18-Apr-2018
The Court was asked in what circumstances can damages for breach of contract be assessed by reference to the sum that the claimant could hypothetically have received in return for releasing the defendant from the obligation which he failed to . .
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Updated: 17 July 2021; Ref: scu.537219