Seminar on 11th March 2016: The Supreme Court reconsiders the issue of vicarious liabilityPark Square Barristers
Vicarious liability in tort requires, first, a relationship between the defendant and the wrongdoer, and secondly, a connection between that relationship and the wrongdoer’s act or default, such as to make it just that the defendant should be held legally responsible to the claimant for the consequences of the wrongdoer’s conduct.
In Cox v Ministry of Justice  UKSC 10 the Supreme Court was concerned with the first requirement. Whereas the issue in the appeal of Mr A M Mohamud (in substitution for Mr A Mohamud (deceased)) v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc  UKSC 11 was whether there was sufficient connection between the wrongdoer’s employment and his conduct towards the claimant to make the defendant legally responsible. To read Simon Anderson’s article on Mohamud, click here.
The seminar will be held in chambers and breakfast will be provided from 8:30am on 11th March 2016. To attend the seminar, please complete the enquiry form on our seminar page or call Francine or Talia on 01132 459763.
Both are senior Counsel and members of Park Square Barristers, Leeds. They specialise in both claimant and defendant Employer’s Liability litigation, with particular emphasis on industrial disease, occupational stress and assault claims.