Historically, quantum meruit has been viewed as a restitutionary remedy, focused on compensating the claimant for the benefit achieved by the recipient of the goods or services. In the construction industry, this approach has been found wanting.
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Construction, Quantum Meruit, Justice Precinct, Formation of Contract, Electrix v Fletcher Construction,
Fletcher Construction engaged Electrix to do the electrical installation for the troubled Justice Precinct project in Christchurch, but failed to finalise a design, a price or a contract.