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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast introduces the listener to the nature of a fiduciary duty before addressing how fiduciary duties arise in an employment context and what the attractions are of arguing that an employee is a fiduciary.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know what a fiduciary duty is;
  • Be aware of the particular forms of relationships that carry fiduciary obligations;
  • Know whether there are limitations in relation to fiduciary relationships;
  • Have considered when fiduciary duties arise in an employment context;
  • Appreciate the attractions of arguing that an employee is a fiduciary.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Attorney-General v Blake [1998] Ch 439;
  • F & C Alternative Investments (Holdings) Ltd v Barthelemy [2011] EWHC 1731;
  • Hilton v Barker Booth & Eastwood (a firm) [2005] 1 WLR 567;
  • Item Software (UK) Ltd v Fassihi [2005] ICR 450;
  • Kelly v Cooper [1993] AC 205;
  • QBE Management Services (Ltd) v Dymoke & Ros [2012] EWHC 80 (QB);
  • Ranson v Customer Systems plc [2012] EWCA Civ 841;
  • Rossetti Marketing Ltd v Diamond [2012] EWCA Civ 1021;
  • Ross River Ltd v Waveley Commercial Ltd [2012] EWHC 81 (Ch).

This podcast with David Reade QC of Littleton Chambers examines the nature of fiduciary duties and the way in which they arise in an employment context.

Date recorded: 21st September 2012

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