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Remedies are solutions to problems.

  • Remedies are the legal means to enforce a right or redress a wrong.

Early Remedies

During the days of the King's Court in England, there are very few forms of remedies available. The Court would typically compensate in one or many forms of

  • Land (or property)
  • Articles or Items that are of value
  • Money (such as cash or equivalents)


  • The Court that awards the compensation is typically called the Court of Law.
  • The three forms of compensation given are called Remedies at Law.

Types of Remedies

  • Judicial Remedies or Legal Remedies
  • Extra-Judicial Remedies or Alternative Legal Remedies

Judicial Remedies or Legal Remedies

Legal Remedies are remedies given by the judicial dispute settlement through Courts.

  • Prerogative Remedies
    • Quashing orders, Mandatory order and Prohibiting order
  • Statutory Remedies
  • Equitable Remedies
  • Common Law Remedies

Extra-Judicial Remedies or Alternative Legal Remedies

  • Self-help
  • Abetment of Nuisance
  • Re-entry of Land
  • Recaption of Chattels
  • Distress Damage Features
  • Executive Remedies
  • Quasi-Judicial Remedies

Alternative Remedies such as

Related Cases / Recent Cases / Case Law

  • Ind Cooper and Co v Emmerson (1887) 12 AC 300: "The main object of the Judicature Act was to enable the parties to a suit to obtain in that suit, and without the necessity to another court, all remedies to which they were entitled, so as to avoid multiplicity of action.

Other forms of remedies

  • Pecuniary Remedies: Damages and Restitution