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CHAPTER 7 Frustration

Remedies in Construction Law

Page 69 CHAPTER 7 Frustration Frustration 7.1 Chapter 5 discussed the circumstances in which the common law would allow recovery of payment for work done upon a quantum meruit . At common law a quantum meruit could also be recoverable where a partly executed contract for building works failed because of frustration or impossibility. 1 In English law the consequences of frustration, if not anticipated and dealt with by contract, are now regulated by the Law Reform (Frustrated Contracts) Act 1943.

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