‘Dental Negligence, Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duty: A Test Case’

“In Hughes v Rattan [2021] EWHC 2032 (QB), the High Court was asked to answer the following question. Was the owner of a dental practice liable for the dental negligence of a self-employed dentist engaged to work in the practice? The claim arose from NHS care provided by three different associate dentists. The preliminary issue was whether the practice owner was liable by reason of: a) a non-delegable duty of care; or b) vicarious liability. The Court answered: ‘yes’ and ‘yes’ …” (more)

[Robert Kellar QC, UK Human Rights Blog, 6 August]

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