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

This podcast is aimed at personal injury lawyers interested in the way in which the courts have developed and widened the scope of vicarious liability in the employment context in recent years. It focuses on the approach of the Court of Appeal in Weddall v Barchester Healthcare Limited and Wallbank v Wallbank Fox Designs Limited [2012] IRLR 307 to the issue of vicarious liability for the deliberate acts of employees and also the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Catholic Child Welfare Society v The Institute of Christian Brothers [2012] UKSC 56 concerning the liability of the church for historic child abuse by its members.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how an employer might be held to be liable for the acts of its employees;
  • Appreciate the rationale behind vicarious liability principles;
  • Have considered recent authorities in this area and how the courts have developed the scope of vicarious liability and the practical implications for future claimants.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Berry v Arriva Cymru Limited LTL 7/6/12;
  • Catholic Child Welfare Society v The Institute of Christian Brothers [2012] UKSC 56;
  • Lister v Hesley Hall Ltd [2002] 1 AC 215;
  • Weddall v Barchester Healthcare Limited and Wallbank v Wallbank Fox Designs Limited [2012] IRLR 307.
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This podcast with travel law and personal injury barrister Sarah Prager from 1 Chancery Lane focuses on the approach of the courts to vicarious liability for assaults in recent years.

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Date Recorded: 15th January 2013

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