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Mitigating your loss; don’t make the problem worse.

Whenever a party suffers some form of injury or loss, whether by breach of duty or breach of contract, it has an obligation not to make matters worse. This is known as the duty to mitigate loss. The duty to mitigate loss means that a claimant must ensure that it minimises the loss it has suffered by taking reasonable steps to ensure that, where possible, the loss does not increase, and to not take unreasonable steps which may increase the loss.
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