Vicarious Liability: Supreme Court Latest


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This is a Level 3: Team Leader / Supervisor Practitioner webinar

*Many businesses may feel nervous in the light of the decision handed down by the  Court of Appeal in October in Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd[2018] EWCA Civ 2214.

In addition to the below, this webinar will provide practical pointers to assessing when acts of violence may come within the bounds of vicarious liability.

The Enterprise and Regulatory Act 2013 makes it much harder for workers to succeed in claims against their employers; Vicarious Liability has never been so important in winning cases that might otherwise be lost!*

This fast moving area continues to be the key to Liability success in an increasingly large category of cases. This webinar will update you on the latest arguments and decisions. With the Enterprise and Regulatory Act limiting Claimant options in Employers Liability cases, Vicarious Liability becomes an important argument in many new cases.

After watching our Webinar you will have learnt:

  • The appropriate test to assess Vicarious Liability
  • The arguments relevant to liability disputes in Vicarious Liability cases
  • The latest decisions concerning employers and employees Liability for the actions of independent contractors
  • The latest issues in claims alleging Vicarious Liability against schools
  • The latest issues in claims alleging Vicarious Liability against local authorities
  • The issues relevant to Vicarious Liability findings in claims involving workplace “pranks”

We will be discussing:

  • The Test – Close Connection?
    • Mohamud v Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC
    • Supreme Court 02 March 2016 [2016] UKSC 11
    • Ministry of Defence v Radclyffe [2009] EWCA Civ 635;
  • Employee/independent Contractors
    • Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants[2018] EWCA Civ 1670;
    • Cox v Ministry of Justice Supreme Court 02 March 2016 [2016] UKSC 10
    • Various Claimants v Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools [2012] UKSC 56, [2013] 2 A.C. 1
    • Hawley v (1) Luminar leisure PLC (2) ASE Security Services Ltd (3) Mann [2006] EWCA Civ 18 CA (Civ Div)
  • Schools and Sports
    • Mountford v Newlands School & ANOR [2007] EWCA Civ 21
    • Gravil v Redruth Rugby Football Club [2008] EWCA Civ 689;
    • XVW v Gravesend Grammar Schools for Girls Queen’s Bench Division 13 March 2012[2012] EWHC 575 (QB)
  • Pranks
    • Wilson v Exel UK Ltd (t/a Exel) Court of Session (Inner House, First Division29 April 2010 2010 S.C.L.R. 486
    • Weddall v Barchester Healthcare Ltd
    • Wallbank v Wallbank Fox Designs LtdCourt of Appeal (Civil Division)24 January 2012[2012] EWCA Civ 25
  • Local Authority
    • Armes v Nottinghamshire CC[2017] UKSC 60
    • Woodland v Swimming Teachers Association [2013] UKSC 66

Book this Webinar if you want to be able to:

  • Give realistic advice about prospects of success to claimants using the Vicarious Liability test
  • Make effective allegations where Vicarious Liability is alleged
  • Make decisions about the number and identity of possible defendants in Vicarious Liability cases
  • Advise the claimant on the realistic chances of success in claims against schools for Vicarious Liability
  • Advise the claimant on the realistic chances of success in claims against local authorities for Vicarious Liability
  • Advise on Liability prospects in claims involving workplace “pranks”
  • Make and realistically assess settlement offers


This webinar is now available as a recording and you can access it whenever you wish. The recording link can be accessed for a whole year after the initial presentation. Our delegates will also receive the power point presentation slides used by our trainer during the webinar presentation

Your Trainer:

NEW – Ogden: How to use the Supplementary Tables and Tables A-DNicky Carter is a self-employed Solicitor and Legal Trainer and has been delivering training for us since 2010.



Prices for MASS Members are £75 for a single view and £150 for a group view

Prices for Non Members are £95 for a single view and £190 for a group view

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