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ISBN: 9781552213902-05

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Common Law Damages

The Basis for Charter Damages or Only a Guide?

From: Understanding Charter Damages


Discussion of the role of common law damages principles in guiding the development of Charter damages.



W.H. Charles

Professor W.H. Charles received his LLM from Harvard University and Michigan Law School. In 1983, he was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel, and in 2001 he received his LLD (Hon) from Dalhousie University. After teaching at Dalhousie Law School for over thirty years, he became Dean of the Faculty of Law. After retiring from teaching full-time, he was appointed as professor emeritus at the Dalhousie Law School. Professor Charles has written several books and articles, particularly with reference to personal injury damages. He has held numerous prestigious positions on various commissions and boards, including serving as president of the Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia and chair of the Nova Scotia Environmental Assessment Board.