Back to Basics: Remoteness Revisited

Law Quarterly Review, forthcoming in April issue 2021

5 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2020 Last revised: 12 Nov 2020

Date Written: September 9, 2020

Abstract

Discusses the Privy Council decision in Attorney General of the Virgin Islands v Global Water Associates Ltd [2020] UKPC 18, and argues that the "assumption of reponsibility" approach to contractual remoteness posited by Lord Hoffmann in the House of Lord decision Transfield Shipping Inc v Mercator Shipping Inc ("The Achilleas") [2008] UKHL 48; [2009] AC 61, is untenable.

Keywords: contract law, law of remedies, remoteness

Suggested Citation

Sin, Ivan, Back to Basics: Remoteness Revisited (September 9, 2020). Law Quarterly Review, forthcoming in April issue 2021 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3689528

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