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Bailey v Bullock [1950] 2 All ER 1167
A solicitor failed to take action to recover the claimant’s house. As a consequence the claimant and his wife had to move in with his in-laws for two years.
It was held that he was entitled to recover damages to reflect the inconvenience of having to live in overcrowded circumstances.
Barry J emphasised that there is a distinction between mere annoyance or disappointment at the failure of the other party to carry out his contractual obligation and actual physical inconvenience and discomfort caused by the breach.
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