‘Vicarious liability – the new boundary dispute’

“In the Christian Brothers case Lord Phillips famously declared that ‘the law of vicarious liability is on the move’. The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 has brought that movement to a juddering halt. The question posed by the appeal was a simple one. Is it possible to be vicariously liable for the acts of a self-employed ‘independent contractor’? The answer the Court gave in this case was ‘no’ …” (more)

[Robert Kellar, UK Human Rights Blog, 3 April]

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