Quantum Meruit Limited to Contract Price

    View Author October 2019

    High Court of Australia Departs From 1904 Privy Council

    In a move relevant to Singapore contract law, the High Court of Australia has held that a contractor’s claim in quantum meruit following repudiation of a contract will generally be limited to the contract price (Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32). This departs from the Privy Council in Lodder v Slowey [1904] AC 442 and a line of Australian cases since that imposed no such limit.