Simon Deakin, ‘The evolution of vicarious liability’

“On Wednesday 8 November, Professor Simon Deakin delivered the 2017 Cambridge Private Law Centre Allen and Overy Annual Law Lecture entitled The evolution of vicarious liability. The common law of vicarious liability has evolved rapidly in the past two decades as a result of a greater use by appellate courts across several jurisdictions of functional reasoning, stressing the role of tort law in the allocation of costs and risks. At the same time, an alternative to vicarious liability as basis for enterprise or organisational liability has emerged, in the form of an expanded non-delegable duty of care. Similar changes have been occurring in some civil law jurisdictions …” (lecture video, slides, transcript)

[Cambridge Private Law Centre, 9 November]

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