Shining a Light on Vicarious Liability - An Update
Following the recent judgments in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants and Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants this virtual classroom session explores the recent cases and shines a light on vicarious liability.
The Judgment in Morrisons stated that the lower courts, 'misunderstood the principles governing vicarious liability in a number of relevant respects'. Some Claimants see this as a shifting of responsibility and a narrowing of the law. This session explores whether this is true and how to assess prospects of cases, how to run cases effectively and where these cases can and should be robustly defended.
The aim of this virtual classroom seminar is to ensure that you are up to date with the current state of the law on vicarious liability.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive broadcast will cover the following:
- The principles which underpin vicarious liability, with a walk through the paramount case law and including the Court of Appeal decision in FZO v London Borough of Haringey 
- The courts’ approach to the relationship test and the sufficiently close connection test (the nature of the work undertaken and the need for a link to the wrongdoing complained of)
- The quasi-employment test and when a non-employer may be held to be vicariously liable (akin to employment test as per Various Claimants v Catholic Welfare Society)
- Practice points
- Pitfalls and red flags for practitioners to avoid in risk assessing and pursuing cases involving vicarious liability
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.