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Last updated: 06-Oct-2014

Per Lord Morris of Borth-Y-Gest in Koufos v C Czarnikow Ltd (The Heron II), [1967] 3 All ER 686 at p.697:

When consideration has been given to the meaning and intention of the words used in the judgment in Hadley v Baxendale it has so often been manifest that words which are but servants to convey and express meanings - cannot always be servants of precision and may sometimes be given a dominance which is above their status. If "language is the dress of thought", it is the thought that must be understood.


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