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The assessment and quantification of recoverable loss are key issues in assessing the viability of a contract claim. This On Demand webinar focuses on these aspects of contractual damages, looking at the Supreme Court’s judgment in Marlborough District Council v Altimarloch Joint Venture Ltd [2012] NZSC 11 and subsequent developments, and provide advice on how to get the best outcome for a client. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand better the alternative bases for assessing and quantifying loss and the situations in which cost of cure or diminution of value calculations in respect of contractual damages may be appropriate.
  • Learn more about the question of mitigation as it applies to the various methods of calculation and the risks that may arise in choosing one over another
  • Gain insights into how the principles in Altimarloch have been applied in subsequent cases and what lawyers need to be aware of when considering the question of damages. 

Who should view?

All litigators and commercial lawyers who advise clients on breach of contract matters and their claim for damages.


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Martin Smith
Gilbert Walker

Martin Smith is a partner at the specialist dispute resolution practice, Gilbert/Walker.

He has extensive experience in High Court and appellate litigation, in particular in commercial and insurance disputes.