remoteness

noun

  • Contract Law
  • Personal Injury Law/Tort Law

Definitions of remoteness

  • (COMMON LAW) a set of rules that limit the amount of compensatory damages for a wrong in contract and tort. A defendant will only be held liable if it can be shown that the defendant was the cause in fact and that the loss or damage sustained by the claimant was not too remote.

    Henderson v Merrett Syndicates Ltd [1995] 2 AC 145, Lord Goff, 185, 'the rules as to remoteness of damageā€¦ are less restricted in tort than they are in contract'.

Phrase Bank for remoteness

  • the remoteness doctrine