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Impossible to Bank on it: Vicarious Liability on the Move

The imposition of vicarious liability in the recent high-profile Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants [2018] case seems to be influenced particularly by the vulnerability of the claimant victims. This is unjustified and risks blurring vicarious liability with non-delegable duty liability.

12:00, 14th May 2019
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Armes v Nottinghamshire CC: Vicarious Liability Spirals out of Control

The law on vicarious liability has gradually widened in recent years. However, a recent Supreme Court judgment pushed this area of the law too far, opening its applicability up to too many relationships and encouraging companies to contract out their services to avoid liability.

12:00, 21st August 2018
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The Law of Vicarious Liability Is On The Move

Lord Philips in Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society (CCWS) roused: ‘the law of vicarious liability is on the move’. This platitude remains apt today; recent cases have seen both development of the first limb of the vicarious liability test and an extension in scope of the second.

12:00, 16th June 2016
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The Uber-Complex Law of Vicarious Liability

Vicarious liability is an old concept, which is difficult to to modern working arrangements such as those of Uber. Following a decision in California in 2015 that Uber drivers are employees and another in 2016 in the UK on authorisation, the position of Uber drivers in the UK is discussed.

08:10, 16th March 2016
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