Essential vicarious liability case law update
Vicarious liability is a complicated area of personal injury practice which can have far reaching consequences for employee and employer alike; under common law, if an employee caries out tortious acts in the course of their employment, then their employer is vicariously liable for these actions.
Delivered by solicitor and lecturer Nicky Carter, this two-part session will explore key case law developments in respect of vicarious liability, making it invaluable for those new to this area of law and more experienced practitioners seeking a refresher.
Divided into two 40-minute sessions, this course will explore the following:
• Employer Liability for negligent Acts
o Non-employer liability-control test
o Closely connected – whether there exists a close connection between the tort and the employee’s duties
o Recreation and leisure
o Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK 
o Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd 
o Non-Employer / Employment?
o Hawley v (1) Luminar leisure PLC (2) ASE Security Services Ltd (3) Mann 
o Cox v Ministry of Justice Supreme Court 
o Mohamud v Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc Supreme Court 
o Razumas v Ministry of Justice 
o Wilson v Exel UK Ltd (t/a Exel) 
o Armed Forces
o Ministry of Defence v Radclyffe 
o Gravil v Redruth Rugby Football Club 
o Mountford v Newlands School & ANOR 
o Nightclubs and bars
o Mattis v Pollock (T/A Flamingo’s Nightclub) 
o Naylor (t/a Mainstreet) v Payling 
• Vicarious Liability v CICA
• Abuse and Sexual assault
o Limitation issues – Reference to s.28 & s.33 of the Limitation Act 1980
o Lister v Hesley Hall Ltd 
o GB v Stoke City Football Club Ltd QBD District Registry (Preston) 
o Various Claimants v Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools 
o JGE v The Trustees of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust 
o Identifying the defendant
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