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committed to injured people
A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

Vicarious liability - where we are now

All levels - 1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

"I thought the speaker was phenomenal and could have listened to him for hours. He explained very complicated cases in a very concise and understandable way!"

Vicarious liability is often said to be on the move. It undoubtedly is, and the Supreme Court have been, and continue to be very active in this area. 
Understanding how the quasi-employment and the sufficiently close connection tests work in the modern world is important in employers liability and related cases.

Has the latest Supreme Court decision in BXB v Watchtower given a clear enough steer? Do the cases following add anything more? 

After this webinar you will understand:

  • The principles underpinning the introduction of vicarious liability
    • Loss spreading and deterrence
    • Enterprise risk
    • How far back do the principles go?
  • The relationship test 
    • When a non-employer may be held to be vicariously liable and hen to consider the quasi-employment factors
    • Where does work experience fit in to the test with a review of the case of MXX v A Secondary School
  • The two elements to the sufficiently close connection test
    • The nature of the work undertaken
    • The need for a link to the wrongdoing complained of
    • The tailored test in vicarious liability
  • Has the position shifted in relation to foster carers?
    • Understanding the boundaries of the decision in DJ v Barnsley MBC
  • Building a checklist to assess risk in taking on cases and practical issues
    • The importance of being able to identify a separate enterprise or business
    • The key issues to consider in the relationship test
    • Identifying evidence and spending your time effectively to support meeting the sufficiently close connection test


1 person - member/accredited firm: £75 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £100 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £115 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £170 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £340 + VAT


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22 Nov 2023

On-demand recording
From 22 Nov 2023 to 22 May 2024