Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13

The Supreme Court gave yet more guidance on vicarious liability, this time in the context of independent contractors. Full judgment, dated 1 April 2020 Summary: This case involved sexual assaults committed by a medical examiner contracted by Barclays on an examination by examination basis. Lady Hale gave an overview of the recent law on vicarious … Continue reading Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12

NB: This is not a personal injury or clinical negligence case, but it concerns employers’ vicarious liability, which is highly relevant to both areas.  The Supreme Court gave guidance on the law of employers’ vicarious liability for the misfeasance of their employees. Full judgment, dated 1 April 2020 Summary: The Court of Appeal had upheld a … Continue reading WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12

London Borough of Haringey v FZO [2020] EWCA Civ 180

The Court of Appeal upheld a decision in a historic sex abuse case concerning issues of limitation, consent, vicarious liability and causation. Full judgment, dated 18 February 2020 Summary: R had been sexually abused by A’s teacher in the 1980s. A appealed findings that (i) the limitation period should be disapplied, (ii) the sexual activity … Continue reading London Borough of Haringey v FZO [2020] EWCA Civ 180