Tag Archives: Vicarious liability

VICARIOUS LIABILITY: FOOTBALLERS, ASSAULT AND “INITIATION CEREMONIES”

It is well known that last month the Supreme Court heard a number of appeals in relation to vicarious liability, particularly for assaults by employees.  While the decisions are pending it is useful to look at examples where these issues are being applied using the current law.  The issue of vicarious liability for an “initiation ceremony” which […]

MORE REASONS TO LOOK AT THE LAW: PRACTICAL PROBLEMS WITH VICARIOUS LIABILITY

The issue when and how someone (usually an employer) is vicariously liable for acts of others has been considered in three recent cases.  Three recent cases give different results. VICARIOUS LIABILITY FOR A PRISONER WORKING IN PRISON Cox –v- Ministry of Justice [2014] EWCA Civ 132. THE FACTS IN COX The claimant provided catering services […]